TWO DEDICATED teachers from a school in Wokingham have won a prestigious silver teaching award, which they celebrated on Thank a Teacher Day.

Dean Ralph and Teresa Mason from the Barnardo’s High Close School won the award in the Teacher of the Year and SEN Teacher of the Year categories.

They were both selected from thousands of nominations and are just two of the 68 silver award winners, which were celebrated on Wednesday, June 19 as part of the Pearson national Teaching Awards.

Mark Shears the headteacher at Barnardo’s High Close School is over the moon that their hard work has been recognised.

He said: “We were delighted that Dean and Teresa have been recognised for the commitment and dedication they show to the young people who come to this school.

“It is a huge honour and we were thrilled to celebrate this special occasion with them.”

Other members of staff at the school were also nominated in different categories.

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Mr Shears added: “Two other members of staff, Guy Perryman and Tara Nicholas were also nominated for Learning Support Assistant of the year and Primary teacher of the year. Again these are incredible achievements and I am privileged to work with such a great team at High Close.”

The award-winning teachers Dean and Teresa were presented with a prestigious Pearson Silver Teaching Award trophy at Barnardo’s High Close School to celebrate their outstanding achievement.

They have also both been shortlisted to win one of just 13 Gold Awards at the UK’s Oscars for Teachers.

Dean and Teresa will join all silver award winners at the 21st UK ceremony of the Pearson Teaching Awards, which will be broadcast on BBC2 in October to showcase excellent education.

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