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INSPIRATIONAL STOKE ON TRENT SCHOOL HONOURED IN PRESTIGIOUS UK CELEBRATION OF TEACHING

++ St Mary's CE Primary School wins Silver Award in The Award for Making a Difference - Primary School of the Year ++

++ St Mary's CE Primary School honoured on national Thank a Teacher Day as the country celebrates the people who make our schools so special ++

Today, 26 May, St Mary's CE Primary School has been named as one of 80 Pearson National Teaching Award Silver Award winners across the country. St Mary's CE Primary School is honoured with a Silver Award in the The Award for Making a Difference - Primary School of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day.

St Mary's is a larger-than-average primary school in a very deprived area of Stoke on Trent. Every child, parent and member of staff is encouraged to "reach for the stars." The school prides itself on giving all children in its care the best possible start to education through high expectations, educational experiences and an ambitious curriculum.

The school caters for the holistic development of all children and staff and works hard to prepare children for their next steps in education. Students have access to a small animal therapy farm, library bus, secret garden, outdoor woodwork area, a large beach area, outdoor gym, gardening and allotment areas and an outdoor pond.

As a Silver Award winner, St Mary's CE Primary School has now been shortlisted to win one of just 16 Gold Awards later in the year. These once in a lifetime achievements will be broadcast on the BBC? 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. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the exceptional school staff who have worked wonders to bring together their local communities despite the challenges of the past few years.

The Silver Award winners are being honoured as part of the wider celebrations for national ?hank a Teacher Day? bringing together everyone across the country to celebrate the schools and colleges at the heart of our communities.

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. This year marks its 23rd year of celebrating our school teaching staff across the UK.



Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said:
?ongratulations to St Mary's CE Primary School on this incredible achievement, and for the hard work and dedication which led up to it. Winning this award is impressive, well-deserved and shows St Mary's CE Primary School? commitment to helping students achieve their full potential.?
Michael Morpurgo, celebrated author and former Children? Laureate, and President of the Teaching Awards Trust, said:
?or so many of us, it was someone at school who changed our lives, was at our side through hard and difficult times, who lifted us up when we were down, helped us find our voice, gave us confidence when we needed it most, and set us on a path that we have followed ever since.

?o matter who we are, school has touched our lives and played a central role in our childhoods. School is about so much more than learning, and we see that now more than ever before. Schools really are the beating heart of our communities. Every person that cares for our children in schools should be celebrated loud and clear on Thank A Teacher Day 2022.?

ENDS

© Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel