THE NATIONAL Teaching Awards scheme has announced the winners in six regions so far. East Midlands: Bob Parks, Beauchamp College, Leicester (secondary teacher of the year); Patricia Swindells, Packington CE primary, Leicester (primary category). North: Trevor Perry, Bruntcliffe high, Leeds; Norma Machell, Scarcroft primary, York. North East: Jill Evans, St Johns RC comprehensive; Bishop Aukland; Jane Richardson, George Dent nursery, Darlington. North West: Graham Bean, Hazel Grove high school; Gillian Smith, Blackrod primary, Bolton. West: Alison Jones, Red Maid school, Bristol; Helen Smith, All Saints CE primary, Montacute, Somerset. West Midlands: Graham Tyrer, Aylesford school, Warwick; Maggie Slater, Flyford Flavel primary Warwickshire. The national final will take place next month.