Neston's Mr G is Head Teacher of the Year Finalist
|Published: 22nd May 2017 09:36|
Rob Golding of Neston Primary School has made the shortlist of three for the Cheshire Schools Primary Head Teacher of the Year 2017.
Rob Golding. Photo by Bernard RoseParents, pupils and teachers were given the opportunity to nominate their favourites in 9 different categories for the awards, organised by Trinity Mirror Cheshire and sponsored by Excell Supply. Other categories include Best School Newspaper or Website, School Achievement, Active in the Community, best Secondary Head, School Support Staff of the Year, best Primary and best Secondary schools.
A teacher from Neston High School, Fi Weston, is also nominated, in the Inspirational Teacher of the Year category and Julie Capewell, a Neston resident, has been nominated for her work as a teaching assistant at Upton Westlea.
Mr Golding, affectionately known as 'Mr G', has been head teacher at Neston Primary for over 10 years and is credited with bringing the school up to Ofsted's 'Good' standard with the children's behaviour cited as 'Outstanding'; forging strong links with the wider community; inspiring the formation of a large number of extra-curricular clubs and activities and nurturing a happy and safe environment for local children and their families.
The most recent Ofsted report, in 2016, concluded: "The outstanding headteacher has a clear vision of what the school should be. He is well supported by the deputy headteacher, other staff and governors. Together their skills are driving improvements in teaching and the achievement of pupils"
After the announcement of his nomination, many congratulatory comments appeared on the school's Facebook page, including:
"Well done Mr G, you definitely deserve it." Sue Hindle
"Finally Mr G you get the recognition you deserve of all your hard work and dedication you give every child." Jenny Jones
"Fabulous and well deserved." Molly Dooles.
Mr Golding said: "I would like to thank the people who nominated me for the award. I am very humbled by the nomination and to be short-listed.
"I have always said that running a successful and busy school is a ‘team game'. Everything we achieve is a result of the hard-work, energy and support of the staff, pupils, parents, governors and friends of the school.
"I am lucky to be a part of the team that make Neston Primary School the place it is."
Winners of the Cheshire Schools Awards 2017 will be announced during a celebration event at the Queens Hotel in Chester on Wednesday June 28th.
Good luck, Mr G, Ms Weston and Ms Capewell, Neston will be rooting for you!