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The City of Wolverhampton Council is proud to sponsor the Express & Star’s search for the region’ s Teacher of the Year.

It is a brilliant opportunity to say a Great Big Thank You to each and every one of the hundreds of dedicated education professionals working in our local schools.

The fantastic efforts of leadership teams, teachers, teaching assistants and support staff day in, day out, are one of the major reasons that more schools in Wolverhampton are now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted than ever before. More than 85 per cent of local primary, secondary, special and nursery schools now hold one of the top two ratings, up from 63 per cent just four years ago.

This has been made possible thanks to a relentless drive for improvement demonstrated by the schools themselves, and by the City of Wolverhampton Council, which has provided valuable support to raise standards where required.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Our fabulous teachers work incredibly hard to deliver the best possible standards of education to our City’s children and young people, enabling them to reach the highest levels of achievement possible.

“What’s more, by supporting schools to get better - and by challenging where performance is not yet at the level it could be - we expect the number of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools in Wolverhampton to rise further still in the months and years ahead. All of this means that pupils in Wolverhampton are getting a first class education in state of the art learning environments, and that there has never been a better time to go to school in our City.Teachers are unsung heroes – and this is your chance to sing their praises.”

• Parents and carers can apply for places in the city’s secondary, primary and infant and junior schools in the 2018-19 academic year this autumn.

• Governors play a huge part in the education success story in Wolverhampton – you don’t need to be a parent, or even have an education background, and you will be given free training to carry out your duties.

To learn more about the roles available, please contact Charlotte Harding on 01902 554137 or email

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