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Teacher of the Year

Gold Award

Debbie Smith


After 23 years at Sandhurst School, Debbie Smith is leaving a positive legacy at the school. Described as a warm and kind school leader, Debbie prioritises the well-being of her staff and students, and will be sorely missed upon her retirement this year.


Silver Award

Nicola Philpott


After nearly 20 years at St Joseph’s Bracknell, Nicola has had a huge impact in the community. She is a brilliant teacher who lives the school’s ethos, both in and out of the classroom. Caring, kind, and compassionate, Nicola is loved by her students and always strives to help them achieve their potential.