Barrowford headteacher meets prime Minister

Mrs Tomlinson with the Prime Minister and Andrew Stephenson
Mrs Tomlinson with the Prime Minister and Andrew Stephenson

Teachers from across the country have attended a reception at 10 Downing Street.

And Barrowford School headteacher Rachel Tomlinson was among them!

She was nominated to represent Pendle teachers by Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson.

Barrowford School was in the national spotlight last year when Mrs Tomlinson’s note to pupils about their Key Stage 2 results was put online and went viral globally – something which ended up in almost all the national press.

At the reception, Mrs Tomlinson got to meet the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and the Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Mr Cameron said: “Delivering the best schools and skills for our young people, so that they can fulfil their potential and get on in life, is a central part of our long-term economic plan.

“With such dedicated and inspiring teachers in our schools I know we can ensure our children get the best chance to succeed. It was an honour to celebrate their commitment at this reception.”

Mr Stephenson said: “We have so many inspiring teachers and headteachers across Pendle and one of my favourite parts of my job is working with local schools.

“I was delighted Rachel was able to come to No. 10 and share ideas with other teachers from across the UK. Her work locally has certainly helped put Barrowford on the map!”