A TEACHER from a Worcester primary school has won a prestigious award.

Robert Harrison from Perryfields Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) has won a Silver Pearson National Teaching Award in The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Mr Harrison was one of 87 teachers, lecturers and school staff across the country who was entered for the awards.

Mr Harrison said: "I'm extremely honored, proud and shocked to win the Pearson Primary School Silver Teacher Award and would like to thank and share this award with all my amazing colleagues past and present and Governors at Perryfields Primary PRU who all contributed towards making this such a wonderful inclusive and happy school.

"A special mention to all the pupils and parents who have experienced life at Perryfields, and to Ranstad Education who have sponsored and presented the award today.


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"It was such a shock to see my family and past pupils at the outdoor socially distanced ceremony on such a beautiful sunny day."

Headteacher Pete Hines said: "I am incredibly proud of Rob's achievement and the Perryfields team.

"We are all dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children."

As a Silver Teaching Award winner Mr Harrison will now be considered for a Gold Teaching Award in his category which will be announced later in the year.

The Silver Teaching Award trophy was presented to Mr Harrison yesterday at the school in Glebe Close.