Headteacher of the Year

Our Executive Headteacher, Liam Nolan, has been announced as the winner of the Pearson Teaching Awards, for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School in the Midlands.

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam.  They recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher, on the lives of the young people they teach.

What Teaching Awards Judges said about Liam:

“The Leadership provided by Liam Nolan is simply outstanding.  Under his leadership, in just six years, the academy has transformed from an unsuccessful school into a beacon of outstanding practice.  He has simply transformed education at Perry Beeches and this in turn has raised both aspirations and life chances for all students.”

Anita Alliu, our Head Girl, said, “Perry Beeches is not just another school; it is like a big family.  Without this school I would not have accomplished what I have.  I feel privileged and lucky to be at Perry Beeches.  Teachers are always there for you, you just cannot put it into words; the pastoral care is amazing.”

Liam will now join fellow winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards on 20th October 2013, filmed in London and broadcast by the BBC.

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, sent a message of congratulations to Liam:

“Liam is an inspiration.  This award is richly deserved for everything he has done for children in Birmingham.  I’m so pleased that Liam and his team are continuing to set up new schools and ensuring that more children get a high quality education, with strong discipline, high standards and brilliant teaching.”