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Mr Costello honoured at the House of Commons

posted 30 Jun 2014, 03:13 by Phil Broughton
Jack Costello with Pearson Teaching award
Jack Costello of Richmond Park Academy attends a prestigious reception to celebrate winning a Pearson Teaching Award in 2014.

The Pearson Teaching Awards hosted a prestigious event at the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 June to honour all those who have won a Silver Teaching Award in 2014.

Jack attended the event which was held to celebrate exceptional teachers from across the UK. He won his trophy in the category, The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, after being shortlisted from a record number of over 20,000 nominations made by grateful pupils, past and present, parents and colleagues.

He will now join 59 fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards at London’s Guildhall on 26th October, where 11 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Award. The ceremony will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC.

Rod Bristow, President of Core Markets at Pearson, said: ““Everyone can remember a teacher who inspired and challenged them so it's important to say thank you. It is great teaching that makes the biggest difference to learning and that's why great teachers must be recognised”.