Outstanding teacher recognised with prestigious award

Students and staff at Ormiston Chadwick Academy (OCA) are celebrating after one of their teachers, Ryan Mallett, has been awarded a Silver Teaching Award in the “Outstanding New Teacher of the Year” category by the Pearson Teaching Awards.

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Mr Mallett is one of just 65 teachers selected as a Silver Teaching Award winner from thousands of teachers nominated by their students and schools leaders across the UK. He will now receive a trophy in honour of his achievements, which will be presented to him in a ceremony at the academy.

The winners announcement has been rightly timed on "Thank a Teacher Day" (22 June) in the UK and is also a day which marks the 20th Pearson Teaching Awards. The Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of exceptional teachers in schools and FE colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mr Mallett will now be entered for a Gold Award, with winners announced at the star-studded Pearson Teaching Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, entitled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, will be held in October in London. It will also be filmed and broadcast by the BBC. Previous award presenters have included former Prime Ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair; acting legends Jenny Agutter, Alison Steadman and Sheila Hancock; and sports and TV personalities, including Shirley Ballas, Helen Glover, Brendan Cole and Nadiya Hussain.

OCA is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and has gone from strength to strength over the last academic year, having been ranked as one of the highest performing schools in the North West and in the top 10% of schools nationally for the progress students make. The academy also received a prestigious SSAT Educational Outcomes Award in March.

Jennifer Lowry-Johnson, Principal of Ormiston Chadwick Academy, said:

"This is such a fantastic achievement for Ryan and I would like to congratulate him on receiving this award in recognition of all the fantastic work he does here at Ormiston Chadwick Academy and how much this is valued by students, staff and the wider school community who nominated him. He is a very deserving winner and we all wish him the very best in the next stage of the awards.

“As an academy, we pride ourselves on our extremely dedicated, hardworking staff who really go the extra mile to ensure that all of our students receive a first-class education and are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential."

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said:

"A huge congratulations to all those receiving a silver trophy today. They should feel extremely proud of their achievements and join an inspirational group of Teaching Award winners from the past two decades. It’s an honour for Pearson to support these Awards each year - it’s so vital to recognise and celebrate those in the teaching profession, for their commitment to education and for the impact they have on young people's lives." 

The list of winners can be found at www.teachingawards.com