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Malton School Head named Headteacher of the Year live on BBC One

Rob Williams, Headteacher at Malton School, has been named as one of the nation’s most inspirational headteachers, winning a Pearson National Teaching Gold Award for Secondary School Headteacher of the Year. Mr Williams was presented with his award live on The One Show on BBC One on Wednesday evening.

Rob has transformed Malton School during his time as Headteacher, with all students excelling both academically and with their extra-curricular activities. Malton is now highly thought of in the local community, with demand for places exceeding availability year on year.

Rob and Malton School are long-term members of the Red Kite Alliance, and all of us at Red Kite were delighted to hear of his remarkable achievement.

Upon receiving his award, Rob said:

“The award is a huge surprise and a massive honour. The process, realising how many people within and connected to our school community have supported my nomination, is very humbling indeed.

“Malton School has been a long term member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance. The Alliance has played an important role in the ongoing development and improvement journey of Malton School. I have found the professional generosity of colleague Headteachers, including National Leaders of Education, within the Alliance has helped me to grow personally in my own leadership style.

“The energy and innovation that sparks from the genuinely trusting and mutually collaborative partnership that we have within Red Kite signals the way forward for our education system.

“Thank you to Richard Sheriff for his inspirational and ethical leadership of the Alliance and huge thanks to all across the Alliance – this award is a tribute to the work that you are all doing.”

We want to say a big congratulations to Rob and everyone at Malton School on this incredible and well-deserved recognition.