TEACHERS from three Hounslow schools attended a glitzy awards evening at the same venue where the cream of British television were honoured days earlier.

Staff from Heathland, Lampton and St Mark's Catholic schools were rewarded last Thursday for the improvement made by GCSE students sitting their exams in 2007.

They were among 518 specialist schools invited to the ceremony at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts in Piccadilly, which hosted the television awards the previous Sunday.

However, none of them made the top 25 of specialist schools when it came to value-added scores, which measure how much pupils improve between joining the school and taking their exams.

The award ceremony was organised by the Specialist School & Academies Trust following the publication of its annual Educational Outcomes Report.

Lampton, which specialises in humanities, had a Jewson Value-Added score of 19, one of the highest in the country.

St Mark's scored five and Heathland achieved a rating of 15.