Sue Rogers is Interim Director and Professor of Early Years Education at the UCL Institute of Education. She is an early childhood development and primary education specialist with research interests in pedagogy and curriculum, the role of play in early learning, professional learning in the early childhood workforce, and approaches to evidence-informed practice. Her recent publications include A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching (2016, edited with Dominic Wyse), Adult Roles in the Early Years (2012, with Janet Rose), and Rethinking Play and Pedagogy: Concepts, Contexts and Cultures (2011).
As Director of the UCL institute of Education, I am delighted to be part of the judging panel for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize. The prize has provided a wonderful opportunity to show the brilliance, creativity and dedication of teachers across the globe. I have personally been inspired by the work of recent recipients of the award, and the way in which they are changing the lives of children and their families for the better, and particularly those most at risk of disadvantage. Teachers really do make a difference and the Global Teacher Prize is a wonderful way to celebrate that.