A SCHOOL whose staff go the extra mile to help pupils has been nominated for Primary School of the Year.

Beaconside Primary School was nominated for the Worcester News Education Award with headteacher Lorraine Hadley praising the efforts of members of staff in supporting pupils at the school in Rubery, near Bromsgrove.

Mrs Hadley said: “Everyone at the school gets together to make a difference to our pupils.

"We have an amazing team spirit and we all muck in and work hard to make sure the pupils can have the best experience of education.

“What is really important is that we have got an autism base with inclusion being one of the most important things to us as a school.

“We also have pupils who have been excluded from other schools and so inclusion and getting to know them is vital to us. Every single member of staff at the school goes above and beyond to help."

Mrs Hadley has been at the school in various positions for 20 years, and said the dedication of the staff goes a long way to making it a success.

She added: “Our job is so much more than teaching and there is no one who doesn’t pitch in and go the extra mile to help the pupils here.

“Everyone does what is necessary to accommodate the different needs of pupils, and we all have a shared vision of how we want to help make a difference.

April 18 is the deadline for nominations to the awards, which we run in partnership with the University of Worcester. Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges and winners are announced at a ceremony at the University Arena on June 20.

To nominate someone, go to worcesternews.co.uk/awards/worcestershire_education_awards