Sport / PE Teacher of the Year

Children at a gymnastics sessionJudging criteria

This award recognises a teacher who demonstrates outstanding dedication to his/her profession and to sport and physical activity.

They work tirelessly to engage with students across all abilities and physical activity interests, both in and out of curriculum time.


Stephen Feeney (Goldstone Primary School): Recognised for his amazing work to significantly increase the range of different sports and activities on offer to pupils at Goldstone Primary School. Stephen has introduced  Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, fitness and sports leadership  into the curriculum. He has developed new afterschool clubs for Gaelic Footbal and Rugby, and has also established 4 orienteering courses accessed by all of the school.

Highly Commended:

Debbie Tabor (West Hove Junior School): For her outstanding dedication to supporting pupils at one of the largest primary schools in the city, to take part in sport activities and competitions.

Darren Hambrook, (Deans School Sports Partnership): For the huge support he offers to local schools, teachers and pupils through the Dean’s School Sports Partnership, and organisation of the inspirational Commonwealth Torch Run event.

James Waring (Elm Grove School): For the energy and enthusiasm he gives to ensure pupils at the school can participate in a wide range of activities, though partnerships with local clubs and organisations.