Winners of the 2015 Teachers of Physics awards

Jon Brown

Jon Brown
Magdalen College School, Oxford

Jon Brown has been an outstanding teacher of physics, who through his long career has sent many students on to university and on to academic and other careers in physics, as well as enabling many to achieve exceptional results in public examinations. He has provided an inspiration to countless students.

 

Frank Cotter

Frank Cotter
Christian Brothers College, Cork

Frank Cotter is a truly inspirational teacher, who has a particular talent for blending the practical with the theoretical. He embraces innovative teaching methodologies and is a keen supporter and mentor of fellow staff. As a result of his tireless enthusiasm and skill, there is an exceptional uptake of the subject at advanced level. Frank is also very committed to extracurricular activities, and has helped students to remarkable success in local and national competitions, as well as helping students in the wider community.

 

Mark Dixon

Mark Dixon
Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green

Mark Dixon is an outstanding practitioner in the classroom, encouraging the brightest to push themselves beyond their comfort zone while supporting those for whom the subject is a challenge. He runs workshops and revision classes for a whole range of students as well as providing endless one-to-one support out of class. Both girls and boys choose to study physics at university because he has helped them to appreciate the underlying beauty of the subject.

 

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones
Ysgol Eirias, Conwy

Rachel Jones’s passion for her subject is renowned and she is constantly looking to engage students of all abilities and ages in interesting and informative ways. She is seen as a well-experienced, caring colleague whom members of staff go to for advice and guidance. Her lessons are thoroughly engaging and she runs extracurricular and revision lessons to support her learners, never making students feel that they are imposing upon her time.

 

Andrew Ogilvie

Andrew Ogilvie
Bannerman High School, Glasgow

Andrew Ogilvie is an exceptional teacher who has a deep interest in and respect for individuals, as well as a dedicated professional who is never complacent about his teaching. Students, colleagues and parents all attest to his exceptional commitment as well as his outstanding skill and effervescent wit. He encourages students to excel through extracurricular activities both sporting and academic, and gives of his time for outreach into the wider community, including primary schools.

 

Martyn Notley

Martyn Notley
City of Bristol College, Bristol

Martyn Notley has been an outstanding teacher of physics. With every new group of students, he has supported, cajoled and challenged each learner to achieve the best grade possible. He has embraced new learning technologies with confidence to bring learning alive for students, but has continued to monitor and track progress in minute detail. As a result of meticulous planning and close and regular monitoring, students have often achieved results above expectations.