Peer­less teacher set to visit the Com­mons

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The Mis­bourne head­teacher Robert Pre­ston was one of 55 nom­i­na­tions, se­lected from thou­sands, to re­ceive a Sil­ver Teach­ing Award from Pear­son UK (a pub­lish­ing and ed­u­ca­tion com­pany) in the cat­e­gory The Award for Life­time Achieve­ment.

The Mis­bourne stu­dents, staff, gov­er­nors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the com­mu­nity cel­e­brated the achieve­ment in school on Fri­day June 17, when se­nior vice-pres­i­dent of schools from Pear­son UK Jill Duffy pre­sented Mr Pre­ston with his pres­ti­gious award.

It was par­tic­u­larly ap­pro­pri­ate for the pre­sen­ta­tion to be held on Fri­day, which was Thank a Teacher Day.

Mr Pre­ston has been in­vited to a Winners Tea Party at The House of Com­mons on June 30 and on Oc­to­ber 23 he will join fel­low Sil­ver Award winners at the UK fi­nal of the Teach­ing Awards.

The fi­nal, ti­tled Bri­tain’s Class­room He­roes, will be held at Lon­don’s Guild­hall and will be filmed and broad­cast by the BBC as a show­case of ex­cel­lence in ed­u­ca­tion.

Af­ter Fri­day’s sur­prise event, Mr Pre­ston said: “It was a com­plete sur­prise to me and I felt quite over­whelmed.

“I do not think that it has quite sunk in yet but I feel both hon­oured and hum­bled to have re­ceived this award. It is a fit­ting trib­ute, not to me, but to all my staff and stu­dents who work so hard to make The Mis­bourne School such a suc­cess­ful school.”

Com­ments in Mr Pre­ston’s nom­i­na­tion in­cluded: “The school com­mu­nity is thriv­ing as a re­sult of Robert’s work and it is ob­vi­ous that love and af­fec­tion are in abun­dance on all sides.”

And: “The stu­dents are at the fore­front of his mind in ev­ery de­ci­sion he makes and ev­ery new strat­egy he in­tro­duces.”

As well as: “Robert has ded­i­cated his ca­reer to im­prov­ing the life chances of ev­ery young per­son in his care valu­ing them as in­di­vid­u­als and plac­ing them at the heart of ev­ery de­ci­sion that he makes.”

Pres­i­dent of Pear­son UK Rod Bris­tow said: “It’s an hon­our for us to sup­port the Teach­ing Awards each year. Re­search shows that great teach­ing has the big­gest im­pact on a child’s ed­u­ca­tion so it’s vi­tal for us to recog­nise and cel­e­brate in­spi­ra­tional teach­ers, for their com­mit­ment to teach­ing and learn­ing and im­prov­ing the life chances of the next gen­er­a­tion.

“Those re­ceiv­ing a sil­ver tro­phy should feel ex­tremely proud of their achieve­ment.”

Jill Duffy pre­sent­ing Robert Pre­ston with his Award

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