Head of Music wins Teacher of the Year Award

Music to our ears!

Mr Corrigan, Head of Music at The Radclyffe school is celebrating winning a Silver Teaching Award in the category, Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Daniel is one of just 56 winners who will celebrate on Thank a Teacher Day, 16 June 2017. These outstanding local heroes of education will receive their prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales.

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, created to recognize the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Head of the Sports and Performing Arts faculty, Alison Taylor said, “We are absolutely delighted that Daniel has been recognised with this award. He has made a huge impact not only to the music department but also to wider aspects of our school life.”

Not only is he an outstanding practitioner, he commits himself absolutely to ensuring that music is at the heart of our school community. He is a truly amazing teacher, and we are fortunate to have such a passionate, inspirational and hard working teacher.”

Daniel will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Pearson Teaching Awards, a glittering ceremony held in central London on 22nd October. There, they will find out which of them has won one of just 11 Gold Plato Awards, the UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”.

This ceremony, titled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, is filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.

Newly appointed President of the Pearson Teaching Awards, the award winning children’s novelist, Michael Morpurgo says, “Becoming an inspirational teacher is a serious, admirable commitment. And memorable, outstanding teaching should be celebrated by educators, pupils, parents and throughout society. With these awards we’re taking the time to recognise the remarkable, often unappreciated efforts of fantastic teachers up and down the country.”

16 June 2017

Mr Corrigan receives award

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