Congratulations Scott Wieprecht – 2014 Pearson Teaching Award Winner

imageAfter Scott and his student’s success at the Global Forum in March , he has gone on to achieve further and well deserved recognition . Scott, of Community School, has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the category of Outstanding use of Technology in Education 
Selected from over 20,000 nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2014. The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, they recognize the life-changing impact of an inspirational
teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.    

What the judges said about Scott….   

Scott is an exceptional teacher who is driven by the desire to provide young people with opportunities that build their self-confidence and self-belief in order for them to fulfil their full potential in life. Before he qualified as a teacher he set up a theatre company for children which he still runs and he regularly arranges educational trips and runs projects which have resulted in exciting opportunities such as students presenting on the local radio and making presentation to industry. He was nominated by students who said, “he uses different technologies to make learning fun and it is really paying off!” His talent is such that he works closely with Microsoft, who provide him with support and to whom he provides significant feedback with the aim of improving their product and its application in a learning environment; but best of all, students say, “he makes learning fun”. He is a very worthy winner of this prestigious Award.

imageScott will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards at London’s
Guildhall on 26th October, where 10 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Award. The
ceremony will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC. Rod Bristow, President of Core Markets at Pearson, said: “Everyone can remember a teacher who inspired and challenged them so it's important to say thank you. It is great teaching that makes the biggest difference to learning and that's why great teachers must be recognised”.

Please join me in congratulating Scott on this tremendous achievement.

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