St Matthew Academy Teacher Wins National Teaching Awards, Silver Award

Congratulations! Silver Award winner for Secondary teacher of the year went to Mr Simpson of St Matthew Academy Fim and Digital Media Department.

Silver Award winner for Secondary teacher of the year Mr Simpson was invited to formally accept his award at the Houses of Commons on July 13th 2017. He was joined by Heidi Alexander the MP representing the borough of Lewisham East where St Matthew Academy is based.

The Silver Award winners were invited to tea by MP Alook Sharma, who has hosted the celebratory tea for the past four years and claims that it is ‘the most fantastic awards that you can think of… because what all of you do as teachers is ensure that the next generation is even more prepared than the previous’.

Incredibly it was also Mr Simpson’s St Matthew Academy Production Company that were selected by the BBC to do a BBC school report on the event. The BBC School report team were made up from St Matthew Academy Media Production team, these included Mr Cameron, Tiffany and Jose. They did a fantastic job representing the academy and the BBC and their report will be published very soon.

Dan Simpson headed up St Matthew Academy's Film and Digital Media Department. The Media Centre had a fantastic year with their year 11 GSCE Media Students achieving the highest coursework grades in the school and in Media to date 28/36 achieving A*’s and 100% A*/A’s, additionally they have been nominated for 2 prizes in the National CUT film awards and are FINALISTS AT THE SHINE AWARDS. Dan said goodbye to students, colleagues and guests at the school's fantastic annual SMA Oscars night. He will clearly be missed.

The final of the National Teaching Awards takes place on 22nd October 2017. The event is televised by the BBC and broadcast as Britain’s Classroom Heroes on BBC2 on Sunday 29th October.