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South Gloucestershire teacher nominated for award

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Published: 04/04/2014

Matt Smith, a year 6 teacher from Meadowbrook Primary School in Bradley Stoke, has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Use of Technology’ category in the 2014 Pearson Teaching Awards.

Finalists were selected from over 20,000 nominations made this year and Matt joins a list of exceptional teachers who are the stars of the education profession.

Jon Barr, Headteacher of Meadowbrook Primary School, said: “We are very proud that our Year 6 teacher Matt Smith has been named a finalist in the Outstanding Use of Technology category. The judges visit us after Easter and we will show them the impact our use of iPads has had on our young people’s progress.”

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, president of the Teaching Awards, said: “I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards. I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.”

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said: “Supporting the Pearson Teaching Awards gives us a unique opportunity to champion exceptional teaching professionals across the UK. Pearson has long held lifelong learning to be at the heart of all its business. All young people deserve the very best chance to make progress in their lives through education. That is why we believe it’s vital to recognise inspirational teachers, for their commitment to teaching and learning and improving the life chances of the next generation.”

Finalists will find out if they have received a Pearson Teaching Awards on Thank a Teacher Day, 16 May 2014.

The Pearson Teaching Awards were established by David (Lord) Puttnam in 1999, to celebrate and recognise outstanding educational professionals.

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