Back in May 2014, the members of the Moat House School Team were recognised for their exceptional contribution to the teaching profession as one of just 59 Silver Pearson Teaching Award winners in the UK.
On Sunday 26th October, The School Team and the other Silver Award winners, attended a ceremony at London’s Guildhall Great Hall, to find out which of them had been selected to win a National Pearson Teaching Award, also known as a Gold Plato Award.
Students and staff at Moat House (PRU) in Stockport are now celebrating as they won the Gold Award in the category of Outstanding School Team of the Year 2014 for their exceptional work.
The Award was presented to them by The Apprentice’s Margaret Mountford. The award ceremony was broadcast on BBC2 at 6.00pm on 2nd November as Britain’s Classroom Heroes.
Moat House (PRU) Headteacher Kathy Burton, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have won this high profile award which acknowledges all the hard work put in by staff at the school and the wider team which included Midwives, Health Visitors and Family Nurses together with other agencies in the Stockport area. We are committed to providing the best possible environment to allow all out pupils to thrive and develop.”
Councillor Shan Alexander, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Lifelong Learning and Achievement, said: “This is a thoroughly deserved award for Moat House PRU. I would like to congratulate all the staff at the school.”
The judge’s comments about Moat House (PRU) included, ‘the school provides a welcoming and nurturing environment in which pupils and their babies can thrive’. They added that ‘this can be a very challenging period in the pupils’ lives and the expertise, attention and dedication of the team of diverse professionals at Moat House is there to support them all and help them achieve their full potential; indeed, whilst at Moat House, thanks to this exceptional team, the young women often go on to far exceed original expectations.’