Harold Hill and Hornchurch schools nominated for top awards
PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 May 2017
Schools have been jumping for joy after they found out that they have made the shortlist for a prestigious awards ceremony.
Broadford Primary, Harold Hill, has been nominated for Early Year Setting of the Year and Primary School of the Year, while Ardleigh Green Junior, Hornchurch, is up for the International Award at the Tes Schools Awards 2017.
Executive headteacher at Broadford, Malcolm Drakes, said: “It is great recognition for all of the hard work that has been done to improve all of the schools in Harold Hill.
“Our staff have worked tirelessly, in challenging circumstances, to ensure that no child’s background limits their future chances and I couldn’t be prouder of all they have achieved!”
Broadford prides itself in giving young people experiences that will encourage them to work hard later in life and no more so than through its Broadford University programme.
The programme shows pupils the various creative courses they could study for a degree including writing, pottery and music and children have even visited universities.
However, Broadford is not the only school to inspire its pupils.
Ardleigh Green Junior has been nominated for the International Award for its Roots and Wings programme.
Teachers from Reykjavik, Iceland, have been visiting the school since 2006, observing classes, teaching techniques and resources that it uses to teach its pupils.
Headteacher John Morris OBE said: “It’s a great accolade for the teaching staff who have welcomed the Icelandic teachers into their classrooms.
“We are delighted at the unexpected recognition.”
The awards, now in their ninth year, recognise the outstanding contribution to education made by teams and individuals both inside and outside schools.
The awards ceremony will be held on June 23.
For more information visit tesawards.co.uk