A Newcastle school has won the Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year in the North of England.
The judges said it was "a privilege" to visit the Federation of Arthur's Hill Primary School, led by "outstanding head" June Foster OBE.
"Whilst the schools are based in an inner city area which faces its share of challenges, aspirations are high and the schools buzz with positive energy.
"The schools are endlessly creative, providing opportunities for new and exciting projects.
"These include the opportunity to learn Latin and a drama production which will enable some pupils to visit Singapore for the production! We were delighted to see that the schools are going from strength to strength."
Selected from more than 24,000 nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2013, 62 celebrations are being held in schools around England, Northern Ireland and Wales on May 17 to present prestigious Regional Teaching Awards to outstanding local heroes of education.
The awards, which annually celebrate exceptional teachers and teaching, aim to recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of their young pupils.
"We want to recognise and support inspirational teachers, for their commitment to teaching and learning and improving the life chances of the next generation. It's really important that we create opportunities to say thank you."
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