Wirral school awarded honour for outstanding teacher development

The Birkenhead Park School has won a Silver Award from leading educational charity, the Teacher Development Trust Network, who help schools to build upon their foundations of great teaching and leadership and develop further excellence in the teaching field.

The school, based on Park Road South in Birkenhead, says that continuing professional development is a hugely important part of what happens at the institution, and that this award shows that it is part of their long-term education plan involving all areas of the school.

Founded by teachers and school leaders, the Teacher Development Trust is the national charity for effective professional development in schools and colleges, and uses evidence-based research to help schools identify areas that could gain insight and support in overcoming any potential barriers.

The awarding of the Silver accolade to The Birkenhead Park School comes soon after their runner-up prize win in the Educate Awards Innovative and Creative Literacy award, recognising the school’s unique Big Read programme which has helped develop the reading ages and academic chances of students across the first three years after they join them for high school.

Headteacher at The Birkenhead Park School, Helen Johnson, said, “The dedication and commitment of our school’s teachers is the bedrock of our educational ethos, and taking part in the charity’s work further helps teachers to continually evolve in their teaching practice and offer the best guidance and support to students possible.

“We never have any doubt about the outstanding quality, care, compassion and exemplary commitment that our teachers show each day, but our goal has got to be to continually build upon excellence. We are never happy to rest on our laurels and this award just proves that.

Mrs Johnson concluded, “The more our teachers develop their abilities, the more the students ultimately benefit, and that’s what it’s all about: our promise is that we will always continue to grow and offer the best education in the local community to broaden students’ educational and personal horizons.

“I am immensely proud of this recognition of our staff, and in turn our students.”

Image: (L-R) Mrs Alex Daw (Head of English Faculty) , Mrs Helen Johnson (Headteacher) and Miss Danielle Dawes (Assistant Headteacher)

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