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So well deserved…

Slough Primary Shortlisted for Education’s Oscars

Raminder Singh Vig – Headteacher of Khalsa Primary School in the running to win Pearson National Teaching Award for Headteacher of the Year category.

Sakara Foot – shortlisted for Teacher of the Year.

Khalsa Primary School in Slough is celebrating two members of staff being shortlisted for the Silver Awards. Headteacher Raminder Singh Vig and teacher Sakara Foot have both been recognised for their work. They are two of 87 extraordinary shortlisted nominees from lecturers, school staff and schools who have been entered for the prestigious Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Mr Raminder Singh Vig was nominated for a Silver Award for leading a struggling school to success and building upon an idea of a truly community focused education. His positive values and strength of character have provided a focus for all staff, students, and parents within his area.

Mrs Sakara Foot has been recognized for her determination and enthusiasm to be an exceptional teacher and mentor, and for offering a range of initiatives both inside class and beyond.

They are both in the running to be Silver Award winners. These will then compete to win one of just 14 Gold Awards which will be announced at the televised UK ceremony later in the year, broadcast on the BBC as ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Pupils and parents can show their appreciation for their amazing teachers, who are supporting children across the country in incredibly challenging conditions, by sending them a Thank You card for free via the Thank a Teacher campaign at

Jujar Singh, Chair of Governors said:
“As the Chair of Governors, I feel really proud that Khalsa Primary School has been shortlisted for this Teaching award. It reflects the wonderful efforts of the school over the last few years who have really worked hard to provide an excellent level of education to nurture the children here.”

Raminder Vig, Headteacher said:
“I am also delighted that Sakara has been shortlisted for the 2020 Teacher of the Year Awards. It has been my privilege to work with many excellent teachers both in the UK and abroad and I can think of no better candidate for their sheer professionalism, hard work and loyalty. But for me the passion she has for education and the investment into each one of our pupils and how enjoyable she makes their learning is what makes Sakara so special. Regardless of the outcome of the awards, Sakara will always be recognised as a star at Khalsa Primary School.”

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said:
“Congratulations to every one of our teachers, lecturers and school staff who have been shortlisted for a Silver Award. At a time of unprecedented challenge, schools across the country are stepping up and playing a vital role for the wellbeing of our pupils and their families, and it is only right that we take this opportunity to say thank you. At Pearson we are delighted to support these Awards every year and to recognise and celebrate teachers for their commitment, dedication and passion.

Steve Munby, Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust, said:
“Congratulations to all of the amazing staff in the running to win a Silver Award. This is fair recognition of the outstanding job they are doing and their efforts in going well beyond their role to make sure their students get every chance in life.

“Now more than ever is the time to appreciate our teachers and the fantastic work they are doing. I am honoured to be part of these Awards and to play my part in acknowledging teachers for the incredible job they do.”

Warm regards,

Mr Raminder Singh Vig

Teacher of the year