Irish teacher wins IOP award

21 October 2011

John Murphy of the CBS Secondary School, Dungarvan, was recently presented with the Institute of Physics Teachers Award at a gala ceremony in London.

John Murphy

John, now principal of the school, has been a dedicated teacher of physics and chemistry for more than 30 years. In his citation for the award his total commitment to his students, whether they are academically weak or potential high-flyers was noted. 

His thorough, painstaking and patient approach has helped many towards conspicuous academic achievement, while the welfare of each student in his care is of paramount importance and he believes that everyone can be successful. 

A patient mentor of trainee teachers, his expertise in professional development has been sought at national level. He has delivered training throughout Ireland and helped to familiarise teachers with the investigative approach to teaching physics.