The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Bill Lynn

Firth Park Academy

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Despite ‘retiring’ six years ago after a 36-year career in schools, Bill truly remains one of the greatest ever teachers at Firth Park Academy in Sheffield. Loved and respected by students, staff and parents (many of whom are Bill’s former students) alike. Tens of thousands of students have left schools having achieved beyond expectations as a direct result of Bill’s inspirational teaching. Over his career he has been Head of English, Assistant Headteacher, Head of PSE and for many years a Head of Year. His career has been one demonstrating fusion between a pastoral and academic focus; leading to tremendous achievement for generations of students.