DfE Character Awards

On Thursday June 30, Birtenshaw School was awarded the North West Character Award by the Department for Education.

Julie Barnes (Director of Education and Care Services) and Kaylie Crompton (Deputy Head Teacher) collected the award from Edward Timpson MP, Minister of state for Children and Families, on behalf of Birtenshaw School.

The Character Awards are awarded by the government to recognise the projects, teams and individuals who are developing character traits in children and young people alongside academic rigour.

Birtenshaw School was recognised for developing creative curiosity and supporting pupils so that they learn to have confidence in themselves and in their ability to achieve at school and, in doing so, prepare for life after school.

As ever, it is fantastic to see Birtenshaw’s work recognised and celebrated in such a way, in what has been a highly successful year. It comes only a week after Birtenshaw School attended the prestigious TES Awards as finalists for the second year running.

Well done to everyone at Birtenshaw School for their hard work, dedication and expertise in providing a supportive, safe and happy environment in which all young people can make progress regardless of their starting points.

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