The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Michelle Garton

Wyndham Primary Academy

The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School

Derby, Derbyshire

Michelle has worked at Wyndham since 2012 where she began her career as an NQT. It quickly became apparent that Michelle had very high standards, was a hard worker and strived to be the best and achieve the highest standards and outcomes for her pupils.

She has a clear vision for what high quality teaching looks like. Her classroom immerses the children in their learning, using amazing texts to stimulate and engage all pupils, a range of teaching techniques to allow children to use a range of technology, experience and explore the topic through drama and research and apply their understanding and knowledge in meaningful ways.

Children enjoy their learning and achieve well with Michelle. Her impact has spread beyond the school as she has embraced the opportunities to support other schools on their improvement journey.