PGDE alumnus wins Teacher of the Year award

PGDE award winner Lorna holds her trophy - image
Lorna
Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, 2015
PGCE (now PGDE) in Geography
Lorna, a teacher at The Farnley Academy in Leeds, was presented with the Gold Plato Award for Teacher of The Year in a Secondary School 2015 at the Pearson Teaching Awards, dubbed the "Oscars for Teachers".
PGDE award winner Lorna holds her trophy - image

Lorna studied her PGCE (now PGDE) in Geography at the School of Education between 2007 – 2008.

On receiving the award, Lorna commented “It was such a shock and completely unexpected. The competition was fierce and everyone I met was clearly very passionate about what they do."


The whole ceremony was wonderful, so moving and inspirational. I loved every single minute. 

Lorna

Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School 2015


"My parents, brother and fiancé were with me, which made it all so special. The judging process was intense - a full afternoon but Sarah and Tony (my judges) were wonderful and made the whole thing enjoyable.”

Lorna gave personal thanks to her former PGCE tutor, Jane Ferretti: “thank you for teaching me how to teach... turns out you did a pretty amazing job!"

A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.