A CITIZENSHIP teacher from a school in Alresford has been honoured at an event at the Houses of Parliament.

Bryden Joy, who works at Perins School, was nominated alongside more than 100 outstanding citizenship teachers, school leaders and organisations from across the UK for an Association for Citizenship Teaching award.

Mr Joy, who has been teaching for 14 years, received the award for GCSE Teacher of the Year.

In 2019, he used his enthusiasm and subject expertise in media literacy to co-develop a ground-breaking CPD course and regularly shares his expertise and GCSE classroom practice with others as an ACT Ambassador Teacher.

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MPs, including the MP for Winchester Steve Brine, were in attendance to congratulate their local winners and listen to the importance of citizenship teaching.

Mr Brine said: “It was a pleasure to see Bryden pick up this award and it’s an absolute recognition of the work he does at Perins School. I’ve had the pleasure to interact with him on a number of times as I’ve engaged with students at the school over the past decade.

"I was saddened to hear that he’ll be moving on to pastures new in September, the Perins community are losing a great teacher.”


Mr Joy said: “Citizenship education is vital in helping students to recognise where they fit within our wider society, and in encouraging them to stand up for their views and values.

"I am so fortunate to be able to spend time debating modern issues with my pupils and helping them to recognise others' points of view - to be given the GCSE Teacher of the Year award is an unexpected surprise!”

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