Tamworth Manor High School were delighted when newly qualified teacher, Paul May, was awarded a Special Commendation for Outstanding Teacher of the Year in his first year of teaching.
He was presented with a cheque for £250 for the school at the prestigious Teaching Awards held in July at the Guildhall in London. Over 4,000 teachers were nominated for the Awards nation-wide. The keynote speaker at the awards said: “To be in this room is success in itself”.
This is not the only good news for Tamworth Manor; the award follows the announcement that the school’s Head of Science, Ben Dunne, has been awarded Advanced Teacher status. He is the first Merton teacher to receive this recognition and will now be involved in sharing good teaching practice with fellow colleagues and other Merton Schools.
The school has also received its third Investors in People award. A special presentation was held at the end of the summer term and Roy Charles, the Chair of the Learning Skills Council for London South said that whilst many schools had received the award, few had managed to keep up the momentum.
Sue Williamson, Head teacher at Tamworth Manor said of the success: “Staff and students alike are thrilled that so much achievement and success has fallen on the school in recent months and hope that it continues.”
She continued: “I am delighted that all staff at the school have this year received recognition of what a good job they do: the awards are richly deserved.”