AN ADDISCOMBE primary school teacher took tea at the House of Commons to celebrate winning an award last Tuesday.
Hayley Francis, of ARK Oval Primary Academy, in Cherry Orchard Road, has received a Silver Teaching Award from education company Pearson.
She was given a trophy after she was shortlisted for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School – being chosen from more than 20,000 nominations across the country in the process.
And Ms Francis could win further recognition.
She will now join 59 fellow silver award-winners at the UK final of the Pearson Teaching Awards at London's Guildhall on October 26, where 11 silver award-winners will receive a Gold Teaching Award.