TEACHERS at a Southall school have been shortlisted for Education’s Oscars.

Selected from thousands of nominations, Villiers High School in Boyd Avenue is one of 87 entered for the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

It is nominated for Secondary School of the Year after being recognised as a ‘school for all’ that embraces students from many countries and with many languages at the heart of its community.

The school has transformed its reputation from failing to a highly-subscribed choice of students, staff and parents.

It is in the running for a Silver Award. These winners will then compete for 14 Gold Awards, to be announced at a televised ceremony.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam.

Pupils and parents can show their appreciation for staff supporting children in challenging conditions with a thank-you card for free via the Thank a Teacher campaign at https://thankateacher.co.uk/