Principal Trish Stringer was invited to a reception at No 10 Downing Street celebrating excellence in secondary education.
She joined education leaders from around the country at the reception, hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron and attended by dignitaries including Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove and Charlie Taylor Chief Executive of NCTL.
Mr Cameron gave a 15-minute address in which he talked about the importance of high quality education in opening the doors of opportunity for all children, regardless of their home circumstances. He spoke about how teachers can inspire in children a love of learning and a passion for many subjects, which they take in to their adult life and he shared the abiding legacy left by his inspirational History teacher in shaping his interests and outlook today.
The reception was an opportunity to mark the achievements of high performing state schools and it also gave delegates an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues from across the country.
Miss Stringer said: ‘The invitation was intended to acknowledge the enormous effort that all staff at Brooke Weston Academy make on a daily basis to ensure that our young people receive the very best possible education. I was naturally delighted to represent the academy at this memorable event. It was an opportunity to meet the Prime Minister at such an iconic venue and to be assured that the efforts we make daily to secure academic success and excellence are recognised and celebrated at the highest level.’