Teachers from Uxbridge and Harefield met the Prime Minister at Downing Street to celebrate all that is great about state education.

Hannah Chaffey teaches at Uxbridge High School in The Greenway, and is an ambassador for the charity Teach First, which works to raise educational standards in London.

She was nominated for the trip to on Monday night because of her work with pupils with special educational needs.

“I was very proud to represent my fellow teachers and Uxbridge at Downing Street,” said Hannah.

Teach First teachers with education secretary Michael Gove on the steps of 10, Downing Street. Meryl Noronha is on Mr Gove's left.
 

“Every day teachers make a profound difference to the future of children’s lives by encouraging excellence. There is no better place to help nurture the leaders of tomorrow than in a school. I hope I can inspire others to work with Teach First and share its commitment to change lives.”

Accompanying her on the trip – which included a photo call with education secretary Michael Gove on the steps of ‘Number 10’  – was Meryl Noronha, one of the stars of the BBC3 series Tough Young Teachers, which featured her school, Harefield Academy.