WELLINGTON school has been shortlisted for three Tes School Awards.

The prestigious awards programme, which has been dubbed the 'Oscars of education', celebrates the best of education across the UK.

Claire Davies has been shortlisted for Subject Lead of the Year, whilst Roger Hitchin is in the running for Primary Curriculum Leader of the Year with Lindsey Stanton for Teaching Assistant of the Year.

Within Wellington Prep School, Roger pioneered innovative Maths teaching. Meanwhile, Claire and her department motivated hundreds of children across the school.

Lindsey has been shortlisted for giving the very best support in and outside of the classroom.

Somerset County Gazette: Claire Davies.Claire Davies. (Image: Wellington School)

Headmaster Eugene du Toit said: “We are immensely proud of those colleagues who have been shortlisted for this year’s TES awards. That we have teachers and support staff, in both the Prep and Senior School settings, confirms Wellington School’s high quality, all-through provision.

"It is an added delight that Wellington has been announced as a national finalist by the Boarding Schools Association for its service to the community, and we congratulate our Year 11 pupil for being shortlisted for the Khadija Saye Photography Award.”

School leaders and industry experts made up a panel of judges.

 The schools and teachers they chose showcase the best of education across the sector within 21 award categories, covering all areas of school education.

 Jon Severs, editor of Tes Magazine, said: "Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries - the standard was so high this year despite the challenges schools face. It is critical we celebrate excellence and share it widely so we can ensure that the fantastic work happening in education is properly recognised."

Somerset County Gazette: Lindsey Stanton.Lindsey Stanton. (Image: Wellington School)

The winners will be announced on June 21 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

Writing on the school's website, headteacher Eugene Du Toit said: "There is a strong sense of community across the school and we hold dear values such as kindness, inclusivity, equality and empathy.

"From our relationships flow a strong sense of belonging, and we want children of all ages to feel known, valued and understood.

"We believe that children who feel safe and secure at school will feel empowered to excel, to be the best they can be. Supportive staff encourage students to aim high and to work hard as they strive for their goals.

"Excellence is distinct and unique to every individual, and getting things right in the end often means taking risks and making mistakes along the way. We aren’t afraid of that."