Independent schools and teachers were among the winners at the Tes Schools Awards on Friday.
Key winners included Greenfield School in Surrey, which won Independent Prep School of the Year, and St Dunstan’s College, London, which won Independent Senior School of the Year.
Hilary Shergold, a 70-year-old business studies teacher from Millfield School in Somerset, won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards, now in their 14th year, celebrate the commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK.
For the first time, the awards brought together the best teachers and schools from all UK state and independent settings, including early years, primary schools and secondary schools.
A total of 20 awards were handed to teachers and schools, including five from the independent sector, including:
Independent Prep School of the Year: Greenfield School, Surrey
Independent Senior School of the Year: St Dunstan’s College, London
Subject Lead of the Year (Secondary): Jon Dean – Truro High School for Girls, Truro
Best Use of Technology: The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow
Lifetime Achievement Award: Hilary Shergold – Millfield School, Somerset
Independent schools and teachers in the sector were shortlisted in numerous categories, but some missed out, including Samantha Price, from Benenden School, who was shortlisted for headteacher of the year.
Wellington School in Somerset missed out on becoming Independent Senior School of the Year.
For the full list of winners, visit https://www.tes.com/magazine/news/general/tes-schools-awards-2022-winners.
Chief judge and editor of Tes magazine Jon Severs said:
“The Tes Schools Awards are the Oscars of education, recognising and celebrating everything that’s great about our schools and school staff. We had so many entries from teachers and schools across the country; choosing the winners was no easy task. Congratulations to the winning schools and thank you to all school staff who do such vital work every day.”
The awards were held at the Grosvenor Hotel, on London’s Park Lane. They were held in person for the first time in three years, after two virtual ceremonies.