TEACHERS at several schools were patting themselves on the back this week after receiving special recognition for their work.
Heston Community School was one of three secondaries in the borough to be recognised for 'outstanding improvements' in GCSE results over the last three years.
Teachers from all three institutions joined staff from 359 schools across the country at a celebratory dinner in London on February 26.
Phil Ward, head teacher at Heston Community School Ð a specialist visual arts college - welcomed the accolade.
He said: "I am delighted that the school's determination to succeed in providing exceptional opportunities for young people through an innovative curriculum and our specialism in visual arts has been recognised."
Meanwhile, Longford Community School was also lauded this week by Whitehall education bosses.
he school, in Tachbrook Road, Feltham, received praise from Schools Minister Jim Knight for its improved track record among 14-year-olds at Key Stage 3.
"Pupils, teachers and parents at Longford should be proud of these results," he said.