The Duchess of Cambridge will attend a national awards ceremony where a Greenford headteacher is a finalist.

Kate Middleton will be at the first Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, on Wednesday (November 19) in the State Apartments of Kensington Palace.

Place2Be provides early intervention in the form of emotional and therapeutic services to help children cope with issues such as bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma, and the Duchess is a Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity.

Elizabeth Day, headteacher of Oldfield Primary School in Greenford, is one of two finalists in the School Leader category and will be introduced to the Duchess.

Headteacher Elizabeth Day
 

According to OFSTED she has created a school with a calm atmosphere where every child’s voice is valued and with outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

Place2Be’s Chief Executive Catherine Roche said: “We are absolutely thrilled Liz Day is a finalist for Oldfield Primary.

“The nominations we received were inspiring and we heard stories of extraordinary bravery and determination of children and families. 

“Some pupils come to school with so much on their minds and with the work of Place2Be and the school in partnership we can help to address those problems, freeing up the child to focus on learning and the very important business of childhood.”

The awards celebrate unsung heroes who make a real difference to the life of their school community. 

Parents, grandparents, teachers and others who have seen the life-changing work of Place2Be for themselves were asked to nominate their school leaders, teachers, support staff, parent and children champions, Place2Be staff and volunteer counsellors.