A teacher at Westonbirt School has been nominated for a national award.

Head of English, Tabatha Sheehan, has been shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement's (TES) Subject Lead of the Year award.

Miss Sheehan has been recognised for an innovative approach to teaching English.

The prestigious awards celebrate outstanding individuals and institutions across the education sector. For the first time, the 2022 TES Schools Awards has brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent settings for all categories.

TES editor and chief judge of the TES Schools Awards, Jon Severs, said: “This year has seen an incredibly high standard of entries to the TES Schools Awards.

"Every teacher and school who has been nominated should be incredibly proud – it’s a fantastic achievement.

"We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country.

"Teachers, leaders and support staff have all played an enormous role as schools have battled with immense challenges over the last few years: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.”

Westonbirt headmistress, Natasha Dangerfield, said: “I am extremely proud that Tabatha Sheehan, who has led her department in this innovative approach to teaching English and consistently achieves outstanding GCSE and A level English results, is being recognised in this way.”

Miss Sheehan is one of seven teachers to be shortlisted in her category.

The only other Gloucestershire or Wiltshire representative on the awards shortlist is Matthew Burke from St Edward’s Senior School in Cheltenham.

He has been nominated in the Headteacher of the Year category.

A panel of industry experts will decide the winners, to be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Friday, June 17.

For more information about the awards go to tes.com/schools-awards