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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2019


Business Studies Teacher of the Year: Michael Beacher, Meopham School

Michael is a dedicated teacher and team leader who ensures his students achieve the best outcomes regardless of academic ability. This was particularly evident when the school moved to a new building. Michael’s computer classroom had no windows or air conditioning and, in the summer, temperatures reached well into 30 degrees. Yet he continued to teach, ensuring that students were hydrated and had coping strategies to get the best from the lessons.

Michael also plays a huge part in the Senior Management Team with many of his ideas contributing towards the whole school’s success - including schemes which have radically improved attendance and homework.

Award text from Kent Teacher of the Year Programme May 2019


From The University of Kent Dr Zita Stone presents Michael Beacher the award Overall Business Studies Teacher of the Year at the Kent Teacher of the Year 2019 awards.

Picture by: Martin Apps


Mr Beacher won a prize package donated by the University of Kent – a pair of tickets to an In Conversation event featuring University Chancellor Gavin Elser and a leading public figure, a bespoke experience day for a group of students, and a limited edition Monopoly game.

Extract from Kent Online


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