Graduation celebrations for Knowsley’s new teachers

Newly qualified teachers trained in Knowsley recently celebrated their new status at their graduation in the beautiful grounds of Knowsley Hall. Thirty two trainees gained their Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after successfully completing their training with Mersey Boroughs Initial Teacher Training Programme. The programme is led by St … Read more

Labour analysis shows increase in primary class sizes

Commenting on the figures obtained by the Labour Party showing  more  than half a million primary school pupils in England are being taught in classes of more than 36, Rosamund McNeil, Head of Education, National Union of Teachers, said: “Far too many schools have to reluctantly increase the number of pupils in classes as a direct … Read more

Retiring deputy head scoops lifetime achievement award

The deputy headteacher of a St Helens primary school has been recognised for his service to teaching after picking up a lifetime achievement award. Mark Thomas, who has taught at Parish C.E Primary School in Charles Street for the past 13 years, was one of just 56 winners across England, Northern Ireland and Wales who … Read more

The search is on for St Helens’ most inspirational teacher

Could your teacher be named ‘Teacher of the Year’ 2017? Parents and pupils across St Helens are being asked to nominate their inspiring teachers to win a prestigious Teacher of the Year award. The Educate Awards is inviting parents, carers and pupils to nominate a teacher who is making a real difference to their school community. … Read more

Dedicated Holy Spirit teacher wins national award

A dedicated teacher at Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School received high praise and national recognition as she was presented with a Silver Teaching Award. The presentation was made at a special school assembly as pupils and staff enjoyed a school-wide ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ event. Selected from over 24,000 nominations received by Pearson’s Teaching Awards … Read more

Teachers Get Top Marks

Outstanding! Outstanding! Outstanding! That’s the official verdict bestowed on a Wigan-based Initial Teacher Training Provider which produces some of the most “highly sought after” teachers in Wigan, and the North West region. Ofsted’s latest inspection of Ince-based Kingsbridge Initial Teacher Education (ITE), part of Community First Academy Trust, is outstanding in all key areas including … Read more