AN "incredibly supportive" college teacher has been recognised at a national awards for going above and beyond to support his students.

Kyle Evans, Director or Mathematics and Computing at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh was celebrated at the University of Bath Teachers' Awards 2021.

The annual awards, which this year took place on February 25, aim to recognise and celebrate teachers who have "gone above and beyond to support their students".

School and college teachers from across the country are rewarded at the awards for guiding students "on their path to university, inspiring them to aim high, offering pastoral care to support their well-being and nurturing their talents by providing them with exceptional learning opportunities".

Kyle Evans was nominated for the awards by one of his students, Rebecca Tyrrell who felt the teacher had made a real difference in shaping students futures, leaving a "genuine and lasting" impact on them.

Rebecca said: “Kyle was incredibly supportive; I wouldn’t be as confident a mathematician without him. This award will show Kyle how much the students he teaches are really grateful for his support.”

As well as excelling in the classroom, Evans has also written his own numeracy-based children’s book titled Here Come the Numbers and performs a maths-themed comedy music routine at festivals including Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This year the University of Bath received more nominations than ever before for the Teachers’ Awards because of how much students "valued their teachers’ resilience, empathy, and adaptability in the face of the COVID pandemic up-turning education".

The awards were held online this year because of the pandemic and a short film was created with students talking about what made their teacher special.