Winners of the Teachers of Physics Award 2011
Whitecross School, Gloucestershire
In the opinion of the Institute of Physics, Kevin Betts is a dedicated professional who always puts his pupils and colleagues first, ensuring pupils enjoy a rich experience of physics both inside and outside the classroom. He is a keen supporter of all staff in his department and is an active and highly valued participant in local meetings. He can be relied upon both to share best practice and to find creative ways to implement ideas that he has learnt from others.
Christian Brothers Secondary School, Dungarvan, Ireland
John Murphy, has been an outstanding and inspiring educator for over 30 years. His thorough, painstaking and patient approach has helped many pupils towards conspicuous academic achievement. He has always encouraged and developed his fellow teachers, culminating in his appointment as school principal. His expertise is regularly sought at national level by numerous bodies and he has delivered training throughout Ireland on investigative approaches and the use of new technology.