The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Jo Richardson Community School

Jo Richardson Community School

The Award for School of the Year - Making a Difference

Dagenham, Essex

Jo Richardson Community School goes above and beyond to provide an education which is second to none for all its students. The school prides itself as being an oasis of learning, and endless opportunities for everyone.

Thanks to student fundraising initiatives, the children are able to access opportunities that may previously not have been accessible to them due to social or economic barriers. These include having dinner at a high-end restaurant or even trips abroad, so children can widen their horizons and have a better global perspective.

The staff work closely with the likes of the Youth Offending Service and the Police and Mental Health services, to ensure that they are always coming up with ways to positively impact the lives of their students, but also the community.