The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Gemma Alldritt

RSA Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Tipton, West Midlands

Gemma is an inspirational educator, combining creativity with compassion, expectation with aspiration and ingenuity with integrity; she demands that learning is rich, deep and challenges all to achieve. Her relentless energy and talent inspire all around her: in the classroom with students, in the staffroom with colleagues and in the living room with parents; she engages with all elements of our learning community. Gemma recognises the importance of innovation, she is a fantastic thinker and can effectively translate research and theory into effective classroom practice; furthermore, she can build the systems to make this practice equally effective in other classrooms.