Peter Symonds College Principal Stephen Carville was one of just 100 teachers invited to 10 Downing Street, for a reception to celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers across the country, as part of the Department for Education’s Teachers Change Lives initiative.

Mr Carville met with the Secretary for State for Education, Damian Hinds; Anne Milton, Minister of State for Skills and Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools. Prime Minister Teresa May gave a speech at the event on the importance of education and praised the devotion and commitment of teachers.

Speaking after the reception, Mr Carville said “It’s a great honour to celebrate the outstanding work of the nation’s teachers. Despite leading one of the biggest and most successful sixth form colleges in the country I still see myself first and foremost as a teacher. I am delighted that the Prime Minister recognises the vital role that teachers play.”

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