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Orpington teacher in the running for prestigious 'classroom heroes' award

PUBLISHED: 15:21 21 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 21 October 2016

Claire Appleton

Claire Appleton

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Claire Appleton has already earned the Silver Teaching Award

A local primary school teacher could be the winner of a prestigious education award this weekend.

Claire Appleton is in the grand finale of the Pearson Teaching Awards, which will be hosted this weekend at The Guildhall in Lodnon.

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis will be hosting the awards, which aim to show off the best educators from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The awards evening will be even be broadcast on BBC 2 on October 30.

“In my whole career, I can honestly say that I have never met anyone quite like Claire” said one colleague.

“She is genuinely the most committed and enthusiastic teacher I have ever had the pleasure to work with.”

Earlier this year, the Grays Farm Primary School teacher was rewarded as teacher of the year in a primary school.

This weekend, the teacher of seven years will be in the running for a UK Pearson Teaching AWard, also known as a Gold Plato Award.

The awards evening takes place on Sunday.

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