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Thurrock Headteacher nominated for prestigious national award

John Bryant, Headteacher at Arthur Bugler Primary School in Stanford-le-Hope, is in the running to win Headteacher of the Year at the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Having been shortlisted from thousands of nominations, Mr Bryant is one of 87 extraordinary nominees that have been entered into 14 categories. 

Mr Bryant is in the running to be one of the Silver Award winners. These winners will then compete to win one of just 14 Gold Awards which will be announced at the televised UK ceremony later in the year, broadcast on the BBC as ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’.

His nomination says: “He was nominated for a Silver Award for leading with grit and determination to amalgamate two schools, and fostering an environment where positivity pulses along the corridors. His relentless generosity and determination has built a school that is truly part of the community.”

Shelia Murphy, Corporate Director of Children’s Services, said: “We all wish John the very best in this nomination and hope he goes all the way! John represents they very best in school leadership and in achieving great outcomes for children, congratulations to John and wishing him every success in the competition.”

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.