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The University of Bath Teacher Champion Awards

Celebrating inspiring professionals who champion students from UK state schools and colleges.

Celebrating School and College Teachers

Each year the University of Bath recognises and celebrates the important role teachers, advisors and support staff play in guiding students on their path to university. We’re especially keen to celebrate professionals who work within schools and communities where moving on to university isn’t always seen as a natural ‘next step’.

Each year we invite undergraduate students at Bath, along with all the current sixth form participants in University of Bath Widening Participation programmes to nominate a teacher for one of our awards. We love to read every single submission and it's heartening to see what an impact teachers have on their students.

Teacher Champion Awards framed underneath by crescent shape and UOB logo underneath all in white against a dark blue background

Congratulations to our 2023 winners

On 7th July 2023, we held our 2023 Teacher Champion Awards Ceremony at our Bath campus. We were delighted to be joined by shortlisted teachers and some of their nominated students to celebrate their wonderful hard work and dedication to helping their students progress to Bath. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Ian White, opened the awards and announced each of the winners of the five categories. The winners were presented with a trophy and all shortlisted teachers were given a Bath goody bag as a token of our appreciation. The announcing of the winners was followed by a fizz and canape reception to celebrate. Congratulations to all winners and all shortlisted for the awards this year. You can find more details about the winners and pictures from the event below.

2024 Nominations

2024 nominations are open now and students can make their nominations here.

Following the closing date our panel of judges will select a shortlist from the nominees. Shortlisted teachers will be invited to join us at an on-campus awards reception in July with fully subsidised accommodation for themselves and a guest of their choice. They also receive an automatic place on our highly successful Teacher Champion Programme including a free attendance at our Teacher and Adviser Conference 2024. Even if you are not nominated for an award, you can also apply for a place on the Teacher Champion Programme if you are a UK state school or college teacher or education professional. For more information and how to apply, visit this page.

A black student with a male teacher holding his green glass apple award. Both are wearing glasses and smiling for the camera.

2023 Shortlisted Teachers

Congratulations to all the staff shortlisted for an award, and to the winners!

Inspirational Teacher School or College Award Shortlisted for
Jack Gavin  The Marlborough CofE School Paving the Way - Winner
Paul Fletcher Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School Paving the Way
Rebecca Taylor Torfaen Learning Zone - Coleg Gwent Paving the Way
Sarah-Jane Eastwood Cranbrook School Nothing’s Impossible
Alistair Ross Twyford CofE High School Nothing’s Impossible - Winner
Stefano Boseggia London Academy of Excellence Tottenham  Nothing’s Impossible
Rebecca Kearney Charles Darwin School Never Alone
Ruth Davis Tonbridge Grammar School  Never Alone - Winner
Robert Borland Arden Academy  Never Alone
Darren Knott King Edward VI College, Stourbridge Learning for Life - Winner
Margot Johnston The Kingston Academy Learning for Life
Allison Zionts Eltham Hill School Learning for Life
Paul Coward Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College Game Changer
M.E. Browning King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon Game Changer - Winner
Steven Preston Barton Peveril College  Game Changer

2023 Nominations

Congratulations to all the nominated teachers for the 2023 awards.

Inspirational Teacher School or College
Adam Heasman Sutton Grammar School for Boys
Alice Topley Sir William Borlase's Grammar School
Amanda Doherty Trowbridge College
Amanda Kennedy Barton Peveril College
Andrew Hanna London Academy of Excellence Tottenham
Andrew Rae Elthorne Park High School
Claire Burton Longdendale High School
Daniel Thorne Queensmead School
David Ward Bexley Grammar School
Dr Maria Courel The Judd School
Emma Cypher Neale George Ward School
Eylem Denli Oasia Academy Enfield
Francesca O'Callaghan Bexhill Academy
Geoff Page Cambourne Village School
Gillian Barnes Gosford Hill School
Isabelle Barnes Gordon's School
Jacquline Hyland Rutlish School / RR6 6th Form
John Fawkes Peter Symonds College
Johnathan Richards Greenshaw High School
Josh Duddy Godalming College
Kelly Fairweather Gordon's School
Kevin Lawrence Woodhouse College
Kirsty Davies The King John School
Lorraine Marshall Arthur Mellows Village College
Lottie Hanfling Hills Road Sixth Form College
Luke Barbanneau The Cherwell School
Marc Gibson St Dominic's Sixth Form College
Martin Crozier Rosebery School
Michele Attwood Ousedale
Miggy Biller York College
Mike Gouldstone Chichester High School
Miss B. Waldron St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
Mr Adam Bright The Maelor School, Penley
Mr Neil Stewart Sir Thomas Rich's Grammar School, Gloucester
Mr Pocock Kennet School
Mr Stuart Hill Sir William Borlases Grammar School
Mr. Stephen Jones Penglais School
Mrs. Sam Rao Kettering Buccleuch Academy
Nadia Causton Ark Putney Academy
Nathan Woodvile Verulam School
Nick Lang Garth Hill College
Nichola Baxter Aquinas College
Nigel Marshall Varndean College
Paul Rea Longdendale High School
Oscar Payne Dame Alice Owens
Rachel Browning Ypant
Ryan Palmer Richmond Park Academy
Sophie Bucklar Torquay Girls Grammar School
Tracy Starkey The Willink School
Ursula Brown St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School

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