Kingsmead teacher honoured in national celebration of teaching awards

Posted on Jun 19, 2019

Kingsmead School is extremely proud to announce that Mrs Morag Colley, Assistant Headteacher, has won a Silver Teaching Award in the category of Excellence in Special Needs Education in the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Mo is one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country to be recognised on 19th of June, on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the Pearson National Teaching Awards marks its 21st year of celebrating excellence in education.

Headteacher Mark Williams presented Mo with the prestigious Pearson Silver Teaching Award trophy during a whole school assembly, where students and staff were able to share and congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach – many of whom go on to train as teachers themselves thanks to the significant impact their teachers have had on them.

Mo has been shortlisted to win one of just 13 Gold Awards at the UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”. It is a glittering event held at the London Roundhouse on 20th of October. It is broadcast on BBC2 the following week, as “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, as a showcase of excellence in education. She will also be going to the Houses of Parliament on 11th of July for a winner’s reception.