Keith Berry
  • The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Park Community Academy
  • Blackpool, Lancashire

Keith is an outstanding Headteacher who has devoted his life to achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs.

Keith’s vision for the provision of SEND across Blackpool has driven the Academy’s four Outstanding Ofsted judgements. He is ‘unwavering in his ambition for pupils, their families and staff and provides exceptionally effective leadership’ (Ofsted May 18).

Keith has been instrumental in many developments across Blackpool and Lancashire, including the highly successful School Direct training programme in both mainstream and SEND, and is a well-respected NLE across the County.

And you can read about the impact winning has had for Keith and Park Community Academy here.

Media coverage:

Keith Berry on BBC North West

Blackpool’s Mr Berry wins award for best teacher in the UK (from Blackpool Gazette)

Revealed: The winners of the 2019 Pearson Teaching Awards (from Schools Week)

UK’s best and brightest teachers honoured at prestigious awards ceremony (from Relocate Magazine)

Aiming high: developing senior leaders and making partnerships the best they can be