moat houseAndrew Gwynne MP joined teachers from Moat House, Heaton Norris, to celebrate their Teaching Award at an event at the House of Commons.

The Team at Moat House has been announced as a Silver Teaching Award Winner in the ‘Outstanding School Team of the Year’ category.

Selected from over 20,000 nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2014, Moat House was just one of just 55 schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, that celebrated winning a Silver Teaching on Thank a Teacher Day.

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, they recognize the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.

The Team from Moat House will join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards at London’s Guildhall on 26th October, where 10 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Award. The ceremony will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“Moat House does such fantastic work helping pupils and their babies to thrive in a nurturing environment. I am so proud that we have such an inspirational school in our local community.

“The attention and dedication of this winning team do all they can to make sure pupils are given every opportunity to complete their education and whatever level is most appropriate.

“The team is a truly deserving winner of this award. Congratulations to each and every member.”

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, president of the Teaching Awards said:

“I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards.  I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.”

Rod Bristow, President of Core Markets at Pearson, said:

“Everyone can remember a teacher who inspired and challenged them so it’s important to say thank you.  It is great teaching that makes the biggest difference to learning and that’s why great teachers must be recognised.”


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