The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Alan Hawthorne

Saltash Community School

The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education

Saltash, Cornwall

Alan is a truly inspiring Head of Maths who has lead the team at Saltash for the past three years.  It was no surprise that the students nominated Alan as he has transformed the way maths is taught by listening to their views, introducing games and using his unique sense of humour to bring students back to maths even when they had lost confidence.  Alan’s open, honest and determined approach together with his own outstanding teaching has nurtured a team that goes beyond what is expected to meet the needs of students.  The massive increase in students coming back for maths during study leave and after school is perhaps the best testament to this.