Newport teacher could be Teacher of the Year
3:30pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Gwent news
A NEWPORT teacher is in the running for a 2013 Pearson Teaching Award.
Beverley Robertson, a finalist in the Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School category, was chosen from 24,000 applicants.
Mrs Robertson is head of modern languages at St Julian’s School, where she has worked for her entire 30-year career.
She has been inspiring students at the school, where she teaches French and Spanish, since 1983 so the leadership team felt it was time she was recognised.
Mrs Robertson is known for her unique teaching techniques, which aim to grab youngsters’ attention.
This includes using everything from balls to iPads to get them involved.
Currently those passing her classroom can expect to hear the song The Impossible Dream, as featured in the Honda car adverts, which is testing pupils’ grammar skills when tasked with translating the lyrics.
Mrs Robertson said she was shocked and humbled to be nominated. St Julian’s Head of e-learning, Graham Barker, said of her: “She has been consistently the school’s outstanding teacher over many years.
"She has very high standards.”
The teaching awards look to find exceptional education professionals who make the positive achievements of pupils possible.