Edison Pena David

Position: Head of School
Philippine Address: 21 Block 5 Brgy. San Manuel, Tarlac City 2300 Philippines
Employer: Vauxhall Primary School

MR. EDISON DAVID made an exceptional contribution in the field of primary education while working in the United Kingdom. Having chosen to work in an area considered to be among the most challenging communities in London, he was able to accelerate in his career through classroom teaching and leadership and management role as Head of Vauxhall Primary School, all within a ten-year period. His work encompassed the areas of pupil welfare, academic subject expertise while meeting the needs of children with learning disabilities.

MR. DAVID joined the staff of Vauxhall School in the midst of the school’s own difficulties, particularly at the time Ofsted, the UK Government regulatory body rated it to be inadequate in all aspects of teaching and learning provision.

Bringing with him the Filipino spirit of resiliency, MR. DAVID made substantial contribution by solving the school’s problems and by raising the standards of the children’s achievements. He mentored the relatively inexperienced group of teachers to improve their quality of teaching that ensured pupils of Vauxhall are exposed to world class learning experiences. As a result of his initiatives, Vauxhall status was upgraded into ‘adequate’. Under his helm, Vauxhall was adjudged outstanding in all aspects of primary education in year 2012.

MR. DAVID also received recognition for his achievements from the school, such as the Award of Centre for Excellence for the inclusion Quality Mark (the first school in London to do so), the Gold Award of the Arts Council for England and Quality Mark of the Basic Skills Agency for high standards in children’s literacy. At present, he is as an assessor for the Inclusion Quality Mark and lecturer at the University of Winchester. He recently completed his training as an additional Inspector for Ofsted.

MR. DAVID is conferred the Bagong Bayani for Outstanding Employee Award for having exhibited excellence in the field of children education, training of school teachers and of school administration.