An inspirational Redditch teacher has won a prestigious award in recognition of his "remarkable" impact on young people. 

Joe Feivan, who teaches at Tudor Grange Academy Redditch, has been recognised with a Silver Award for 'Outstanding New Teacher' in the Pearson National Teaching Awards. 

Mr Feivan was up against thousands of nominees and was selected alongside other award winners for the impact he has made on shaping the lives of the young people in his care. 

The teacher started his career at Tudor Grange Academy as a Teach First trainee and has flourished ever since as part of the mathematics department. 

Joe FeivenJoe Feiven (Image: Tudor Grange Academy/Papillon PR)

Lead teacher of maths William Davies said: "Mathematics is the backbone to so many subjects in school and features in so many areas of life.

"The understanding of mathematics is so important and it is imperative that our students receive the best teaching from as early as possible. 

"Joe understands this and his contribution and constant presence have been a privilege for the department, the school and the students. 

"Despite being at such an early stage in his career, Joe’s lessons are planned and delivered to a standard well beyond his years.

"He has also played an integral role in providing support to staff (including non-specialists), designing assessments (not usually the job of an ECT), and supporting writing schemes of work or other key areas of development. Joe is a very worthy winner of this award and we are all very proud of him."

Joe is one of 102 deserving teachers, lecturers, leaders, support staff and institutions from schools across the country named as silver winners in this year's awards. 

They will now be in the running for the Gold Award, which will be announced at a ceremony later in the year. 

The announcement comes as celebrities, students and schools across the UK paid tribute to all those who work in education to mark National Thank a Teacher Day. 

This celebrates the whole education community and shines a light on the exceptional impact they have on shaping young lives. 

Joe Feivan and student Desiree-LeaJoe Feivan and student Desiree-Lea (Image: Tudor Grange Academy/Papillon PR)

Principal at Tudor Grange Academy Marie McNamara said: "I was recently contacted to say that Joe was a winner of this award and have had to stay quiet about it which has been really hard. 

"It was wonderful to surprise him in front of his peers. I am so delighted that Joe's enthusiasm for maths has been recognised and celebrated on a national platform." 

Claire Maclean, CEO of Tudor Grange Academies Trust, added: "It is wonderful to celebrate all the incredibly talented and passionate teachers entering secondary education, particularly in the STEM subjects. 

"Joe is an exemplar in his field and I am delighted that the Tudor Grange Academy is celebrating his award together."