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Chafford Hundred teacher scoops top education award

PUBLISHED: 10:03 10 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 December 2014

Award winner Lynda Pritchard, with Graham Farrant, Chief Executive, Thurrock council, and Carmel Littleton, Director of Children’s Services.

Award winner Lynda Pritchard, with Graham Farrant, Chief Executive, Thurrock council, and Carmel Littleton, Director of Children’s Services.

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A Chafford Hundred teacher has won an award for her outstanding contribution to education in Thurrock and two other local teachers were shortlisted out of hundreds of nominations.

Lynda Pritchard, who retired last year as head teacher of the Warren Primary School and Hearing Impaired Unit was given the award at a glittering ceremony at the Backstage Centre, High House Production Park in Purfleet.

Lynda won the award for working tirelessly during her time in Thurrock to bring about education changes; working particularly closely with schools in the Chafford Hundred. She has represented the views of all primary heads as chair of the Thurrock Primary Heads Association.

Vivenne Northall, from Tudor Court Primary was shortlisted for Headteacher of the Year, an award which recognises a head teacher who has continually gone above the day to day requirements of their role to benefit their students.

And Amardeep Dewal, from the Harris Academy, was shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year (Secondary) award.

Thurrock Council’s director of children’s services, Carmel Littleton, said: “Over the past year or so we’ve started celebrating our educational successes more and this event encapsulates that success.

“The fact that more than 100 nominations were received shows that Thurrock has a thriving education scene and is proud of its educational success.

“The difficulties the judges had shrinking that down to a short list simply re-emphasises the point.”

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