THE Vale of Evesham School is celebrating being the only school in the county to achieve the Team Teach Gold Standard Award.

The award, presented by Principal Team Teach tutor, Angela Togood, recognises best practice in terms of policy and procedure and emphasises the importance of preventing and de-escalating potentially explosive conflicts.

Stephen Garside, headteacher, said: “The school adopted the Team Teach approach to manage challenging behaviours 12 years ago.

"The training enables staff to feel confident and competent in the management of all behaviours and the Gold Award recognises the ongoing excellent practice throughout the school.”