A Pembrokeshire teacher has been awarded the prestigious ‘i25 award’. This award celebrates the independent sector’s ‘leading innovators and influencers who have made an impact in some way.’ The award is open to all independent schools and colleges across the UK and Vicky Brown, Deputy Head at Redhill Preparatory School in Haverfordwest, was announced as joint finalist, resulting in Redhill Preparatory School being recognised as one of the top sector leading schools in the UK.

Vicky embarked on a project with her Y3/4 children which resulted in helping to change the law, creating harsher punishments for those that injure service animals ‘Finn’s Law’. The children’s campaign was even referred to at length in the House of Lords. The school went on to host a ‘Parliamentary month’ in which children aged four upwards, had the opportunity to enter the world of politics. The children were visited by Lord German OBE and Stephen Crabb MP as well as taking part in their own school election. In addition, the older children were invited to Parliament to meet the Finn’s Law campaign team and the dog that inspired them, ‘Fabulous Finn!’

Earlier this year, Vicky was awarded the ‘UK Parliament Teacher of the Year’ award and the school are in the process of working on their next new exciting project.

‘I am absolutely thrilled to have won an i25 award. The staff and children at Redhill Preparatory School are such a dynamic team. Our staff are deeply committed to a purposeful learning approach creating exciting educational opportunities, and our children are some of the most determined and enthusiastic learners I’ve ever worked with! We are having an open day on 28th November 2020, so if you would like to find out more, please contact us for an appointment. We’d be delighted to show you round!’ Vicky Brown

OPEN DAY – 28th November – Phone for an appointment