Mary Palmer

Mary has run the Teaching Awards Trust since 2016 and is responsible for the growth and strategic development of the charity, working closely with the Chair and board of trustees. As a passionate advocate for the life-changing work that takes place in education, Mary believes that the profession should be more respected, celebrated and appreciated, […]

Rebecca Laidlaw

Rebecca has been working for the Teaching Awards Trust since 2019 and is responsible for the creative and marketing strategy of our two campaigns. Rebecca’s key role is to improve engagement within both the education sector and amongst consumers to increase the reach of both campaigns and their commercial viability. Rebecca is a passionate marketer […]

Kate Micallef

Kate is responsible for the smooth running of the Awards scheme, with the aim of ensuring all those who participate in the Awards have an excellent experience. Responsible for the recruitment and management of volunteer judges, and external stakeholders her aim is to ensure the Awards are representative of those working in the education sector. […]

Folashade Omishola

Folashade joins the Trust with over 10 years of experience supporting the education sector. She is responsible for fundraising initiatives and the development of commercial and strategic partnerships. Before joining the Trust, Folashade was the Director of Partnerships for a global media start-up,  Head of Global Partnerships at Tes Global, working alongside Ann Mroz and […]

James Cardno

Social Media and Marketing Executive James joined the Teaching Awards Trust in 2023 and is responsible for managing the social media and marketing campaigns for the charity. James has previously spent over 8 years’ working in education, working in a secondary school in numerous support staff roles and for an apprenticeship training provider. This has […]

Tracy Laffar

Tracy provides administrative support to the team at the Teaching Awards Trust and works across both campaigns as well as providing operational support to the charity including finance and administration.  Tracy is passionate about the need to raise the profile and morale of all teaching and support staff across the UK, and loves using her […]

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