Stockport Academy And Mr McCarron Recognised With 'Oscars For Teaching'
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Stockport Academy has been presented with the prestigious Pearson Silver Teaching Award trophy, with Executive Principal Mr McCarron receiving the lifetime achievement award.
The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 to recognise the impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach – many of whom go on to train as teachers themselves, thanks to the significant impact their teachers have had on them.
Stockport Academy became one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country and will now go on for the chance of a gold award at the finals of the UK’s ‘Oscars for Teachers,’ which will be held at London’s Roundhouse on 20th October and broadcast on BBC2 the following week.
Also receiving official recognition was Mr McCarron, who was presented with the Silver Teaching Award in the Lifetime Achievement Category. Mr McCarron has over 25 years of experience as a Headteacher and currently serves as Executive Principal for United Learning’s Manchester Cluster of secondary schools, including Stockport Academy, Manchester Academy and William Hulme’s Grammar School.
Amongst his greatest professional achievements has been three outstanding Ofsted inspections and the transformation of a number of failing schools, including Stockport Academy – which is now the academy of choice for the local area.
Commenting on both his and Stockport Academy’s awards, Mr McCarron said: “It is a real honour for both the academy and myself to receive these awards, which are also recognition of the incredible efforts of everyone associated with Stockport Academy in making it the excellent school that it is.”
Supporting the Awards, Michael Morpurgo, celebrated author and former Children’s Laureate, and President of the Teaching Awards Trust, said: “So often and for so many of us, it is a teacher who changed our lives, was at our side through hard and difficult times, who lifted us up when we were down, helped us find our voice, gave us confidence when we needed it most and set us on a path that we have followed ever since. At my school I had a French teacher who might not have made a linguist of me, but was always kind to me. He loved his subject and passed that on.”