Bramhall High School – Headteacher wins a Silver Teaching Award

20 Jun 2019

Lynne Fox of Bramhall High School wins a Silver Teaching Award in the category Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Lynne is one of only 3 Headteachers to win this award across the UK and has been shortlisted for the Gold Award at the UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Lynne Fox is one of just 68 Silver Award winners in all categories across the country who will be celebrated on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the Pearson National Teaching Awards marks its 21styear of celebrating excellence in education.

Award-winning Lynne will be presented with a prestigious Pearson Silver Teaching Award trophy at her school to celebrate her outstanding achievement, as will her fellow Silver Award winners across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, 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 teach – many of whom go on to train as teachers themselves thanks to the significant impact their teachers have had on them.

Lynne of Bramhall High School has now been shortlisted to win one of just 13 Gold Awards. She will join fellow Silver Award winners, along with three Scottish Education Award winners and three winners of the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru, at the 21stUK ceremony of the Pearson Teaching Awards. It is a glittering event held at the Roundhouse on 20 October. It is broadcast on BBC2 the following week, on 27 October, as “Britain’s Classroom Heroes” as a showcase of excellence in education.

Michael Morpurgo, celebrated author and former Children’s Laureate, and President of the Teaching Awards Trust, said:

“So often and for so many of us, it is a teacher 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, set us on a path that we have followed ever since. At my school I had a French teacher, who might not have made a linguist of me, but was always kind to me. He loved his subject and passed that on. I still love French, the language, the people, the literature, but even he could not persuade me to learn my French grammar.” 

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said:

“Congratulations to all of our Silver Award winners being presented with a sliver trophy by their pupils today. On Thank A Teacher Day, it’s a wonderful chance for them to say thank you to their award-winning teachers. We mustn’t forget that these pupils may well be the next generation of teachers, and that’s all thanks to the commitment of those currently in the profession. Recognising and celebrating teachers for the lasting impact they have on young people’s lives is crucial, and that’s why Pearson is delighted to support these Awards every year.”

Statement From Lynne Fox:

“It was truly amazing to receive the award last night and this award reflects how well we have all done, as a team here at Bramhall, I’m terms of really putting BHS on this magnificent journey to success! When I first started working here I soon realised that we had the makings of a truly outstanding school with our fantastic students, supportive families and a team of staff who are passionate about making our school the best it can be.  My role has been to harness all of this with encouragement, enthusiasm and by empowering everyone, both staff and students alike.  It is a great privileged to lead Bramhall as we now are absolutely confident that our students do achieve great academic results but on the way they enjoy their school experience as they live their dreams, hopes and aspirations.”

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