Inspirational Shaftesbury teacher honoured with national award


Shaftesbury School teacher Alex More has been named as one of 80 Pearson National Teaching Award Silver Award winners across the country. He received the Award for Digital Innovator of the Year for his outstanding commitment to changing the lives of children. Alex is the school’s Lead Teacher of Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and currently completing his EdD through distance learning at Bath University. He has had a significant impact on Shaftesbury School’s students, parents and the local community, as well as making global connections, including with a school in Ghana.

Alex More receiving his Silver Digital Innovator of the Year award in a school assembly, presented by Donna London-Hill, Headteacher of Shaftesbury School

Donna London-Hill, headteacher of Shaftesbury School said: “We are so incredibly proud of Alex and he is thoroughly deserving of this national award.
His energy and drive in thinking about and bringing the future of education to the heart of our school is second to none. I also want to congratulation Becky Yeo, another of our teachers, who was highly commended.”
As a Silver Award winner, Alex has now been shortlisted for one of just 16 Gold Awards later in the year. These once-in-a-lifetime achievements will be broadcast on the BBC’s The One Show as part of a week-long celebration of teaching.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said: “Congratulations to Alex on this incredible achievement and for the hard work and dedication which led up to it. Winning this award is impressive, well-deserved and shows Alex’s commitment to helping students achieve their full potential.”


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