Inspirational teacher from WMG Academy has reached the final of the National Teaching Awards - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

Inspirational teacher from WMG Academy has reached the final of the National Teaching Awards

Ashleigh Osborne 14th Jun, 2021 Updated: 15th Jun, 2021

A COVENTRY teacher who has helped thousands of students achieve their dream careers has been shortlisted for a national award.

WMG Academy Coventry’s Head of Engineering Andrew Kyprianou – known as My Kyp – has made it through to the final of the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Mr Kyp, a former engineer who turned to teaching so he could share his knowledge of the subject with younger generations, has worked at the academy in Mitchell Avenue, Canley, since it opened in 2014.

Mr Kyp said: “To be shortlisted for this award is overwhelming and very humbling.

“It’s the whole team at WMG Academy that makes the difference to the students.”

Mr Kyp organises opportunities for students, including trips to companies, guest visitors and hands-on activities.

During the pandemic has continued to run all interactions virtually.

He does all this while continuing to teach GCSE, BTEC and A-levels to students aged 14-19.

Mrs Kate Tague, chief executive officer of WMG Academy Trust said: “Mr Kyp has been an inspirational teacher to thousands of students over the years and has helped kickstart their careers.

“As well as working closely with students on their technical skills and academic knowledge, Mr Kyp introduces students to employers, gives them real-world experiences and works with them to ensure they have the best start possible in their adult life.

Mr Kyp’s students have gone on to work for organisations including the BBC, Ministry of Defence, Aston Martin, Dyson, Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

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