REDGATE Primary School in Formby has received a national award for its ‘outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children’.
The ‘Early Years’ team at the school has been named as one of 80 Pearson National Teaching Award Silver Award winners across the country.
The Early Years team at Redgate has grown from one teacher and an assistant working alongside seven reception pupils in 2015 to an expanded team that now supports 66 children across nursery, reception and the complex needs unit.
As a Silver Award winner, the Redgate staff have now been shortlisted to win one of just 16 Gold Awards later in the year.
Recognition of this achievement will be broadcast on the BBC’s The One Show as part of a week-long celebration of teaching, which sees famous faces honour award winners every night in the run up to the ceremony.
Sharon Hague, managing director of Schools at Pearson UK, said: “Congratulations to Silver Award winners on their incredible achievement, they should all feel very proud of themselves.
“And thank you to all the incredible educators and support staff across this country who really do make our schools and colleges so special. I am delighted that we can take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate all that you do for the young people in your care.”
The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in education, founded in 1998 by Lord Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they work with.