USW Teacher and Adviser Awards

This year we launched the inaugural USW Teacher and Adviser Awards. 

The accolades were awarded to teachers and advisers from secondary schools and colleges across the UK who have demonstrated excellence in four categories in the 2020-21 academic year. Each award winner received £500 towards CPD and/or staff wellbeing initiatives at their school or college.

We had a fantastic response to the awards, with 64 nominations across all four categories, from schools and colleges from across the UK. On Friday 9 July, we hosted a Virtual Awards Ceremony, during which the winners were announced. You can view the award winners and shortlisted nominees for all four categories below, as well as a recording of the Virtual Ceremony. 

Lisa Jones, Head of Year 7 at Ysgol Bryn Alyn (Winner)


Joanna Davies, Mathematics Teacher at Ysgol Bryn Alyn 


Katy Thomas, Religious Studies Teacher at Merthyr Tydfil College 


Scott Jones, Music Technology Tutor at Coleg y Cymoedd

Shon Prebble, Online Learning Co-ordinator and Teacher of Science and Technology at Ysgol Bryn Alyn (Winner)


Sarah Hennessey, Head of Humanities at Ysgol Bryn Alyn


Julian Dinsdale, Access to Healthcare Tutor at Merthyr Tydfil College


Carolyn Scott, Chemistry Teacher at Merthyr Tydfil College

Richard Grabham, Pastoral Tutor / Teacher at St David's Catholic College and Cardiff West Community School (Winner)


Carolyn Scott, Chemistry Teacher at Merthyr Tydfil College


Lisa Reynolds, Course Co-ordinator for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport at Coleg y Cymoedd

James Jones, Digital Competency Co-ordinator at Aberdare Community School (Winner)


Alice Parry, Team Leader for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen 


Erica Dow, English Teacher at Merthyr Tydfil College


Ian Presgrave, Catering and Hospitality Lecturer at Coleg y Cymoedd


Julian Dinsdale, Access to Healthcare Tutor at Merthyr Tydfil College


Scott Jones, Music Technology Tutor at Coleg y Cymoedd

WATCH THE CEREMONY BELOW

We’ve been astounded by the commitment, perseverance, passion and resilience of teachers and advisers throughout this period. You’ve kept learning going for your students in the most challenging of ways. Sêra Evans, Head of UK Student Recruitment