Children won’t remember marks. They will remember their teachers, the ones who cherished them and opened their doors to learning and life opportunities.
As a London-based art and design teacher, seeing a subject colleague recognised on an international platform made me brim with pride.
Some people seem to think that all teenagers spend their time loitering in town centres. The vast majority I teach are polite, kind, and eager to learn.
I am trained to plan well-structured lessons, but my real success was taking a step back and giving pupils the space and confidence to ask questions
Brilliant teachers weave daily magic and changes lives for the better, but mostly it flies under the radar – until chance meetings with former students