Callington Community College teacher announced as winner of prestigious award

Dr Jo Turner, early careers teacher lead at Callington Community College has been announced as the gold winner of the Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in the 2023 Pearson National Teaching Awards on BBC’s The One Show.

Jo has been recognised for her unwavering commitment to her students and the wider school community in Callington.

The exciting news was broken to Jo in the middle of one of her year 10 science lessons via a video message from one of her heroes – chemist, cosmonaut and first Brit in space Helen Sharman. Jo was then presented with her award before being congratulated by her pupils, including two past students who said they owed their success to her.

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