A Bolton headteacher has been crowned the best in the UK at a glittering awards ceremony.

Lynn Williams walked away with TES Headteacher of the Year 2024, often known as the Oscars of the teaching world.

Mrs Williams is head of St Peter's CE Primary School in Farnworth, which Ofsted has graded as outstanding, a mark it has celebrated since 2016.

She told The Bolton News: "It is an absolute honour to be named TES Headteacher of the year 2024.

" Although in my name, the award recognises the work of the St Peter’s community - the parents, governors, staff and children, all of whom have supported me and my vision to create children who ‘contribute to and prosper in society’ through enabling them to 'Learn, Sparkle & Shine'

"Farnworth is a wonderful place to work, and my heartfelt thanks also goes to my colleagues in the Farnworth and Bolton family.

"It’s great to bring the trophy to our region."

A panel of judges - including school leaders, experts and education researchers - helped select the 2024 winners who were announced at a gala ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Mrs Williams has received many congratulations from fellow teachers across Bolton.

The Education Watchdog found that pupils at her school flourish "because leaders and staff have high expectations of children and pupils and provide them with the very best education that they can".

Classrooms are described as buzzing with the" thrill of learning and achieving."

Ofsted commented: "Pupils’ learning activities are memorable as well as fun. Pupils read with passion and skill. They love mathematics and use their understanding to count and solve problems."

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The school has also won School of the Year in Bolton's Education Awards.

The Bolton News Education Awards are back for 2024 and we need you to nominate amazing people who make education in the area outstanding.

The awards, of which Bolton Council are the headline sponsor, are a chance to celebrate the very best of schooling in Bolton.

To enter email the editor Richard Duggan (richard.duggan@newsquest.co.uk) for an application form or if you have any queries.

All schools are welcome to enter as long as they are based in the borough. Entries are invited from teachers, parents, governors, pupils, and anyone with knowledge of a particular school or education establishment.