Local Teacher Wins National Award

Susan Stanley-Carroll - a teacher of distinction

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Susan Stanley-Carroll, who teaches at Chiswick and Bedford Park School has been awarded a Distinction prize at the BT Teacher of the Year Award.

The English and Drama teacher has come through previous local and regional rounds to reach the final stages of the competition after being nominated by one of her pupils.

There will be 146 winners in 12 categories for headteachers, teachers, teaching assistants, governors and sustainable schools. Each will go forward to the UK finals held in London in October and televised on BBC2.

The Teaching Awards were founded by Lord Puttnam CBE in 1998. Following the tenth anniversary celebrations in 2008, Will Wyatt CBE, former deputy director general of the BBC became the new chairman of the Teaching Awards Trust and Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson accepted the role of president.

Congratulating the shortlisted finalists, Caroline Evans, chief executive of the Teaching Awards said: ‘The Teaching Awards ceremony is an opportunity to witness the skill, devotion, passion and professionalism that teachers bring to their work. The influence of these outstanding individuals on the lives of children and their families cannot be underestimated. Society needs to recognise their impact and thank them wholeheartedly for the important contribution that they make.’

June 28, 2009