Teachers recognised with a trio of awards

Churchill Community College executive headteacher David Baldwin receiving his award from Jean Griffiths, North Tyneside Council's head of children, young people and learning.
Churchill Community College executive headteacher David Baldwin receiving his award from Jean Griffiths, North Tyneside Council's head of children, young people and learning.

Staff at a Wallsend school are celebrating a trio of top teaching awards.

Churchill Community College was one of the big winners at the annual Pearson Teaching Awards after picking up three top Silver awards.

This is recognition of the exceptional commitment our staff show to giving our young people the very best chances in life.

Churchill’s head of school, Elaine Riley

Executive headteacher David Baldwin was named ‘Outstanding Headteacher of a Secondary School’ for his work and dedication in helping the school progress to ‘outstanding’ in Ofsted inspections.

The school’s guidance team picked up the award for ‘Outstanding Team in a Secondary School’ for their work supporting students.

And acting assistant headteacher Jennifer Bruce won the ‘Clevertouch Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education’. She has helped change how Key Stage 3 students use ICT in learning, with all Year 7 pupils having their own iPad.

Churchill’s head of school, Elaine Riley, said: “I am so proud of our school – staff and students.

“This is recognition of the exceptional commitment our staff show to giving our young people the very best chances in life.”

North Tyneside Council’s head of children, young people and learning, Jean Griffiths presented the awards at a special school ceremony in front of parents, staff, governors and pupils.

She said: “These are all remarkable people and very worthy winners. These national awards show how very good Churchill is and all the incredible things the school has achieved for the children and for the whole of North Tyneside.”

Churchill College will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final in London on October 18.