Woolwich head teacher nominated for national award

A head teacher has been nominated for an honour in the “education Oscars”.

Lisa Lazell, of Cardwell Primary School, in Frances Street, Woolwich is one of 87 teachers, lecturers and school staff who have been entered for the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Lisa was nominated for a Silver Award in the Head Teacher of the Year in a Primary School category.

The awards board said: “Lisa is an inspirational leader who has created a high-quality learning environment in which staff and pupils feel inspired and supported to reach their full potential.

“She ensures pupils have the opportunity to go on a number of trips and specialist visits, all of which are directly linked to curriculum topics and so provide additional opportunities to learn in different environments.

“This is so vital as 72 per cent of pupils have English as an additional language and so face their own barriers to learning.”

Lisa Lazell

Lisa is in the running to be one of the Silver Award winners. These will then compete to win one of just 14 Gold Awards which will be announced at the televised UK ceremony later in the year, broadcast on the BBC as ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Pupils and parents can show their appreciation for their amazing teachers, who are supporting children across the country in incredibly challenging conditions, by sending them a Thank You card for free via the Thank a Teacher campaign here.


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