Chiswick School teacher wins prestigious teaching award

Image above: Tommy Robinson, Head of Drama and Creative & Performing Arts Coordinator at Chiswick School

The Oscars of the teaching profession

A teacher at Chiswick School, Tommy Robinson, has won a prestigious ‘Pearson National Teaching Award’ for his “outstanding work” as the school’s Head of Drama and Creative & Performing Arts Coordinator.

Regarded as the Oscars of the teaching profession, the National Teaching Awards have been recognising excellence in education across the UK for almost a quarter of a century. Selected from thousands of entries, the awards are given in 15 different categories, from primary through to secondary and FE. Entries are either awarded a Nomination, a Bronze, a Silver or a Gold status.

Tommy was awarded bronze.

A spokesperson for Chiswick School said:

‘To be nominated alone is a fantastic achievement, but to receive a Bronze Award really shows how inspirational and impactful Tommy is to students and the wider community.

‘So far this year Chiswick School has seen 10 productions, described as “truly inspirational and outstanding performances”, with more planned for the coming weeks.

‘Tommy’s hard work, passion and dedication has had a huge, positive impact on so many of our students. Tommy’s inclusive approach in school and collaboration with the wider community is the reason the reputation of Performing Arts at Chiswick School is established as strong and well-respected.’

Their production of Oliver! earlier this month was a huge success. Read The Chiswick Calendar’s review here: Chiswick School celebrates the performing arts.

Image above: Chiswick School, Laura Ellener Headteacher

Tommy “delighted” to receive award

Tommy Robinson said: 

“I would like to thank the school, parents, students and creative community of Chiswick for the nomination, and I am delighted to be given a bronze! It is testament to the hard work of the Performing Arts and the respect that we are gaining. This is the second award nomination for us this year, and we are just getting bigger!”

Laura Ellener, Headteacher, said:

“The teachers at Chiswick School are wonderful and Tommy is no exception. I have no idea how he manages to produce so many amazing performances and I can’t wait for the next one.”

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