Head teachers win praise for vital work

August 16 2016

FISHPONDS head teachers were honoured by the city council for their outstanding contributions to learning in Bristol.

FISHPONDS head teachers were honoured by the city council for their outstanding contributions to learning in Bristol.

Mike Eatwell, who has stepped down after five years at Fishponds Church of England Academy, was among those at the ceremony at the Mansion House.

Tony Phillips, who is retiring after 31 years at Chester Park Junior School, also received an award from the Lord Mayor Councillor Jeff Lovell. The school’s achievement in being one of the first to , achieve the Bristol Ideal for its work around teaching personal, social, health and emotional education was recognised too.

Inger O’Callaghan, the head of Glenfrome Primary, was celebrated for leading the school to its first Good Ofsted rating.

Gordon Richardson, governor at Little Hayes Nursery School and Children’s Centre was also commended for his
contribution.

Councillor Lovell said: “It is inspiring to see the commitment that these head teachers, leaders and governors have shown to improving education in our city and I’m pleased to be able to honour the contribution they have made. 

“These are people who have in many cases dedicated their lives to improving the chances for children and young people, which is something of huge importance.”