David King of Wirral Metropolitan College has been awarded a Distinction by the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards

Published on 23-05-2013 10:42AM

It all starts with an amazing teacher!

Winners and runners up for the Pearson Teaching Awards were announced and celebrated on Thank a Teacher Day - 17 May 2013

 David King of Wirral Metropolitan College has been awarded a Distinction by the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards

Local heroes of education were celebrated on “thank a teacher day” by the Pearson Teaching Awards when the winners and runners up for the prestigious UK Regional Teaching Awards were announced. 

Exceptional teachers make all the difference; whether they inspire a love of a particular subject or encourage youngsters to develop in confidence and gain their full potential, the influence of a great teacher can last a lifetime. 

The Pearson Teaching Awards are taking one day out to encourage children, students and parents to show their gratitude to a special teacher and say “thank you” at www.teachingawards.com.  

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.’  

The Teaching Awards were founded by Lord Puttnam CBE to focus on inspired education professionals who make the positive achievements of pupils possible.

 2013 is a record year for the Pearson Teaching Awards with over 24,000 nominations.  Each and every nomination is a “thank you” to an education professional who has made a difference to the lives of children and young people. 

Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Metropolitan College, said, “Congratulations to Dave King who is one of our dedicated team of tutors that make such a difference to so many lives. Dave sets and delivers the highest standards of teaching and learning that inspires and stretches our students to be the very best that they can be.  We are very proud of Dave and so pleased that this award recognizes his inspirational qualities.”

 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.’