Richard Spencer and pupils from Middlesbrough College
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UK teacher Richard Spencer in final of global $1m prize

A science teacher from north-east England is among 10 finalists of a competition to find the world's best teacher.

Richard Spencer from Middlesbrough College is the only UK representative left in the Global Teacher Prize, with the winner to receive $1m (£650,000).

He is up against teachers from countries including the US, India, Kenya and Afghanistan.

The international prize is designed to raise the status of teaching.

Asked what he's do with the money if he wins, Mr Spencer told the BBC: "I'll cross that bridge when and if I come to it".

  • 13 Feb 2015
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