The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Claire Appleton

Grays Farm Primary School

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Orpington, Kent

Claire has worked at Gray’s Farm since being an NQT in 2009. Her colleagues describe her as amazing and in the words of her head teacher “In my whole career, I can honestly say that I have never met anyone quite like Claire; nothing is too much trouble and she is genuinely the most committed and enthusiastic teacher that I have ever had the pleasure to work with”. Claire is dedicated and efficient, always looking for new ideas that will improve the life chances of the children in her care. Claire supports her colleagues, makes people smile and is always doing at least five things at a time to ensure that she gives her best.
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