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The Society of Biology is pleased to announce the three teachers shortlisted for the 2015 School Biology Teacher of the Year Award. The award seeks to identify and to recognise the very best and most inspiring biology teachers in 11-18 education in the UK.

The following three teachers (listed alphabetically) have been selected as the 2015 finalists:
John Graham - City of London Freemen’s School
Elena Segalini-Bower - Hereford Cathedral School
Paul Weeks - Oxford High School

In addition the following teacher was highly commended by the judges:
David Teasdale - Bolton School Boys’ Division

Dr Mark Downs FSB, chief executive of the Society of Biology, said:
“Excellent teachers have a profound and positive effect on their students’ learning; widening their students’ knowledge and skills base, increasing their self-confidence and raising their aspirations. The entrants for this year’s award are teaching outstanding and innovative lessons which inspire and enthuse their students. Many congratulations to our three award finalists and one highly commended teacher.”

For the final stage of judging, the three finalists will submit a short case study which highlights how they have enhanced their students’ learning. These case studies will be made publically available on the Society's website following the announcement of the winner later this year.

The winner will receive £500 for themselves and up to £500 of free Oxford University Press resources for their school. The winner will also receive prizes for their classroom from UK 3B Scientific Ltd and the National Science Learning Centre.