TES/EPC Schoolbook Award. July 1999
Patrick’s Singing Matters won this national award sponsored by the Times Educational Supplement and the Educational Publishers Council in 1999. The prize and award were presented at a ceremony in the Times Newspapers headquarters in London.
In their report the judges wrote:
Singing Matters did for us what music should do, as the national curriculum rubric still commands; it gave us knowledge and it gave us pleasure.
Guardian Award for Teacher of the Year in a secondary school (South East of England) June 2004
Patrick received this regional teaching award at a ceremony in Tunbridge Wells in June 2004, following a rigorous scrutiny of his work and achievements by Teaching Awards judges.
The judges said:
”Patrick was nominated for this Award by his headteacher who says, ‘I have been an advisor in two counties and a headteacher for eight years. I have observed countless teachers in their classrooms and he is simply the best teacher I have ever seen. He is truly inspirational.’