Paul Blake – Science, IT and Technology Teacher of the Year, Dartford and Gravesham

PBL awardThe Leigh UTC is proud to announce that newly qualified teacher, Paul Blake, was selected from a highly competitive field of nominated professionals to be awarded the prestigious title of Science, IT and Technology Teacher of the Year, Dartford and Gravesham at The Kent Teacher of The Year Awards 2016.

Paul was nominated by a group of Year 12 students at The Leigh UTC.

Principal of The Leigh UTC, Steve Leahey commented “A deserved award for Paul’s outstanding contribution during his first year at the Leigh UTC. It’s encouraging for all of us at the UTC to receive teacher recognition as we strive to deliver student career defining pathways”

Paul commented “I worked as a computer engineer for over 20 years before I even considered teaching, so to say I’m an older NQT would be an understatement! But I am so honoured to be named a winner, and I’m ever-thankful to my Year 12 group who put me forward for nomination and The Leigh UTC who gave me the opportunity to work in such a fantastic place.”