The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Rory Lees-Oakes

Warrington Collegiate

The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education

CHESHIRE

Rory’s subject is the teaching of Counselling and, for the last 7 years he has been at the forefront
of developing innovative individual learning strategies to support his students both in the classroom
and learning from home. Initially using podcasting to give feedback, his work has grown to a whole
YouTube Channel of Counselling resources. Containing 72 lectures on counselling and psychotherapy
across all levels of study, his channel has recently hit 1,000,000 views, making it the most watched YouTube channel in the world dedicated to counselling theory and practice. Rory’s work has “gone global”, and the benefit of such resources to his students is simply immense.