A Prescot school is the first in Knowsley to receive a prestigious award recognising its commitment to staff training and development.
St Mary and St Paul's Primary School, Bryer Road, Prescot, has been awarded the prestigious Continuous Professional Learning Development (CPLD) Quality Mark. This recognises the school's commitment to, and excellence in, the continuous professional learning and development of its staff team.
The school is part of a growing national network of schools and nurseries in England who have either achieved the award or are working towards the accreditation.
Neil Dixon, Head Teacher at St Mary and St Paul's, said: "I'm delighted that The CPLD Quality Mark has recognised the quality of the professional learning and development of all of our staff and recognised our role as a Teaching School Alliance Leader and Initial Teacher Training provider.
"Our staff are our greatest asset and their knowledge, skills and shared commitment is critical to the quality of education that our children receive and the progress they make. Our school firmly believes that investing in the learning and development of our staff team is central to improving children's learning."
Cllr Gary See, Knowsley Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said: "I would like to congratulate St Mary and St Paul's for achieving this standard. Having a well qualified and highly motivated workforce, recognised for their efforts and contribution, has been clearly shown to improve the quality of teaching, learning and guidance for children at any school."