Back on dry land after the Stages Festival, Lee headed into London last Sunday evening to attend the annual Pearson Teaching Awards, marking their 20th Anniversary this year, at which he was honoured to present the Gold Plato award for FE Lecturer of the Year to Jonathan Wharton of Sunderland College (pictured).
President, Michael Morpurgo, explains: "The Awards celebrate the remarkable work teachers are doing every day up and down the country, work that is so often undervalued or taken for granted. By telling their stories, by highlighting their skill and dedication, we can do some justice to them and to the whole profession, and in so doing we can also enhance the reputation and value of the teacher in our lives, their importance in our society, and thus help to encourage the most talented and committed young people to become teachers."
The 71 Silver winners were announced back in June on 'Thank A Teacher Day' and a lucky (and hugely deserving) 13 of these went on to win Gold Plato awards which were announced at the ceremony. You can read more about the awards and all of the winners in the souvenir brochure.
The awards will be televised in 'Britain's Teaching Heroes 2018' on BBC Two from 6-7pm on Sunday 28 October.