Prime Minister Honours Top Wakefield schools
Ed Balls, MP for Normanton and Schools Secretary, invited Lee Wilson, head teacher at Stanley St Peter’s School, down to a reception at Number 10 Downing Street on 22 March, while Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, invited Jane Barry and Clare Kelly, head and assistant head teacher at Dane Royd.
The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, hosted the reception for inspiring teachers and head teachers, to thank them for the contribution they make to our communities and our education system.
Ed Balls, MP for Normanton and Schools Secretary, said: “I think it's important to recognise the hard work of people who make a difference in our community. So I was very pleased to invite Lee down to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister. We went along to Downing Street, through that famous front door, and had afternoon tea with the Prime Minister and with some other great teachers.
“Lee has made a huge difference to Stanley St Peters since joining the school. His leadership and innovative ideas have been a real boost for local young people.”
Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, said: “I’m delighted Dane Royd has been recognised for its achievements at No10. The school is rated as excellent by Ofsted and was one of the top 6 schools in the country for their 2008 national curriculum test results. This is testament to the inspirational leadership of Headteacher Jane Barry and the work of all the staff.”