...Picture of Mr Malcolm BrideMr Malcolm Bride Teaching Awards 2006 Winner
...In the last nine years Malcolm has led Beaufort Community School to greater and greater achievement.He
has a huge belief in comprehensive education and, every day, works passionately to realise the vision of a genuine co-educational school where all pupils succeed and are proud to do so.
school of more than 1,200 students has gone from strength to strength.Examination results are improving rapidly and it is now among the most oversubscribed schools within its local education authority.A string of accolades has been collected along the way - School Achievement, Sportsmark, Artsmark Silver, Investors in People, Careers Award and the BSA Quality Mark.Last year, on the school's first attempt, it was granted specialist status for technology.
Governors are in no question that Malcolm's appointment was the best decision they ever made.It is a view wholeheartedly endorsed by the school staff, a tremendously supportive team of more than 150, who admire Malcolm
fairness, openness and outstanding leadership.Everybody commented that he
listens, responds and respects them.Malcolm
is generous with his
knowledge and time too, working extensively to build links within the community and share his
skills with peers in his
Parents, pupils and staff have an immense faith in his
making things happen - and Malcolm
doesn't disappoint.Of course he
failings - staff told Teaching Awards
that the main two were pretty important - supporting Crystal Palace and a fondness for chocolate.Overlooking these two human frailties, Malcolm
exemplifies the perfect headteacher - a total commitment to his
school's development, enormous energy, a refusal to be complacent or settle for second best, an unshakeable faith in the value of education and the ability to lead a team with inspiration and fairness.
Well done Malcolm
- it's good to know that your quaalities are widely appreciated.