The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Gemma Dunne

Wood Green Academy

The Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education

Wednesbury, West Midlands

Gemma has worked at Wood Green Academy for just six years and in that time has transformed SEND provision. She is committed to ensuring that SEND students achieve the highest possible standards and this she does with great passion for teaching and learning.

Gemma is an inspiration to students and staff alike; she fosters relationships that ensure everyone is confident and motivated so that all can flourish.

At the heart of what Gemma does are her unwavering values of honesty, understanding, respect and encouragement. Through these values, she drives forward her vision of inspiring all young people to achieve their personal best so they can be wellequipped for the future.