Head Teacher Award recognises whole school success
Head Teacher of The Radclyffe School, Mr Hardial Hayer has been awarded a Silver Teaching Award as ‘Head Teacher of the Year’, in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2016.
Selected from thousands of nominations, Mr Hayer is one of five winners who will go forward to the UK final of the Teaching Awards at a glittering celebration at London’s Guildhall on 23rd October. Winners in each of ten categories will be awarded a Gold Plato Award. The 2016 ceremony, titled ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’ will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC.
Mr Hayer’s award is in the category ‘Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School’. During this year the school achieved the judgement ‘Outstanding’ in its inspection by schools’ watchdog Ofsted.
To celebrate this achievement, Chairman of Governors Jim Greenwood presented the Silver Award to Mr Hayer at the Chadderton school this morning (20 June 2016).
The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam. They recognise the life-changing impact of inspiring teachers in the lives of young people.
Jim Greenwood said, “This is a highlight of an absolutely fantastic year for all the school. Everything that has happened has done so because of Hardial’s good judgement and foresight. He is really deserving of this award, and is an inspiration.”
Mr Hayer said, “This award is for every member of staff at the school. What happens in the classroom day by day is key to our success, in the tone that the staff set. So I want to thank our brilliant members of staff, they make me really proud to be the Headteacher at The Radclyffe School.”
Mr Hayer is also shortlisted for the Head Teacher of the Year Award at the Manchester Evening News Schools Award.