The Bernice McCabe Award

The PTI’s Bernice McCabe Award promotes and celebrates excellence in subject leadership, recognising departments that put quality subject teaching at the heart of the classroom. The £5000 prize and trophy is awarded annually to an exceptional department which demonstrates the ethos and values of the PTI through their work within and beyond the curriculum.

Bernice McCabe OBE, who sadly passed away in February 2019, was the founding Co-Director of the PTI and believed in the transformative power of inspiring subject teaching. To remember Bernice, and to promote inspiring work driven by the values of the PTI, we have created the Bernice McCabe Award. The Bernice McCabe Award is awarded annually to a practising subject leader in a PTI member department.

Have a look at the fantastic departments that were shortlisted this year by using the tabs at the top.

2023 Winner - Geography Department - Thomas Tallis School

Above: Hannah Lees, Head of Geography at Thomas Tallis School

Previous Winners

2022, Maths Department - Leeds West Academy, Yorkshire

2021, Geography Department - Broadway Academy, Birmingham

2020, Music Department - Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance