Fiona Dudley of York Steiner School has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the category, The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School, in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2015!
Fiona, Class 4 teacher at York Steiner School, has been rewarded for her exceptionally creative and empathetic teaching. The efforts she has made in developing individual relationships with the children mark her out as a teacher we would all hope to have, for ourselves as well as our children!
Last year, Fiona asked the pupils and parents to help build a yurt, a project which extended through the entire school year and took in Geography, History, Science, Numeracy & Literacy, Art, Design, Handwork… and ended with the children sleeping in their finished yurt on a class trip! Parents said about the project: ‘Childhood memories are made of this, and so are adult ones’. ‘I can’t think about the project without a tingle down my spine.’
Selected from thousands of nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2015, Fiona’s was one of just 60 celebrations which took place in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales on Thank a Teacher Day, 12th June 2015, when prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards were presented to outstanding local heroes of education.
Fiona will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards to be held at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 18th October, where 10 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Plato Award. The ceremony, titled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.
Fiona celebrated the Award with her class!