OUR Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College teacher Zoe Fox has won Secondary Teacher of the Year at the inaugural ‘Association for Citizenship Teaching’ Awards, held in the Houses of Parliament.
The shortlisted finalists and winners, included Zoe from the Skelmersdale school, were recognised at the event on July 4, which was hosted by Lord Blunkett.
More than 100 outstanding Citizenship teachers, school leaders and organisations from across the UK were nominated for this year’s Awards, giving the panel of judges a very difficult set of decisions.
The evening celebration paid tribute to the many teachers and schools who work tirelessly to provide excellent Citizenship education, as they mark 20 years of ACT and of Citizenship as a national curriculum subject.
Our Lady Queen of Peace wrote on social media: “It was students and colleagues who nominated Miss Fox and we couldn’t be prouder of her.”
Although Rosie Cooper MP was unable to attend the event in person, she has written to Zoe to congratulate her on winning this award.
Rosie Cooper MP said: “This is a huge achievement! Zoe is a credit to Our Lady Queen of Peace and West Lancashire as a whole and we are lucky to have her teaching in the area.
“I have been really impressed by OLQP each time I have visited, so it is fantastic that the hard work and dedication of one of their teachers is being recognised. Zoe should be immensely proud of receiving this award!”