Last month Swindon teachers and schools were recognised as 'beacons of brilliance' at an awards ceremony.
The annual Education Excellence Awards highlighted merit in various categories including pupil progress, school achievement, school support, Healthy Schools Awards, and Head Teachers who have made significant advancements in Swindon education.
Before the event Cllr Mary Martin said: “There is so much fantastic work being done in schools right across the town and these awards are a brilliant way of recognising these notable achievements.
“It’s vitally important that the hard work being done to increase standards of education does not go unnoticed and I am looking forward to being given the chance to say a big thank you to everybody involved.
“I would also like to offer a sincere thank you to Zurich Municipal and all our supporters and sponsors for helping us host what promises to be a very special night for education in Swindon.”
The Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Junab Ali, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Mary Martin, and David Jones, National Education Manager for Zurich Municipal attended the event which included guest speaker and British novelist Jasper Fforde.