Mr Rodgers wins a Finance Teacher of the Year commendation!
Interactive Investor, the UK’s second largest DIY investment platform, has announced the winners of its Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards 2021 and our own Head of Business Barry Rodgers was runner up in the "ambassador" category, winning £3,000 for the school!
The competition was set up to recognise teachers across the key stages who have actively sought to instil good financial know-how among their students, awarding cash prizes to winning schools to help fund their efforts. The ambassador award recognises teachers who create and provide resources on financial education for teachers to adapt and use in their classrooms.
The judges said: "Mr Rodgers joined South Dartmoor Community College at the start of the pandemic and has already made a significant contribution to the teaching of personal finance at the school. He is evangelical regarding the importance of personal finance education in schools, embedding personal finance into the curriculum in his previous two schools.
"He impressed the judges by putting on an additional class on financial education, his extra curricular projects and with his ambition to launch a business and finance centre of excellence."