A LIPHOOK teacher has been recognised by the county’s local education authority for her work with two village schools.

Michele Frost, executive head of The Federation of Liphook Infant and Junior Schools, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award by Hampshire County Council.

The award citation read: “Under her leadership, the schools have come together to provide a stimulating environment for children.

“Whether through her trust and empowerment of staff or through her passionate advocacy of stakeholder involvement in school, Michele is highly respected.

“She has a passion and relentless drive to ensure every child is given the best life chances and recognises the importance of mental health and well-being to success.”

Michele’s leadership of the schools in Avenue Close have been repeatedly graded ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Her award was one of just 35 presented at the Hampshire Education Awards 2020 ceremony in December.

Teachers from infant, junior, primary and secondary schools and colleges, as well as support staff, governors and volunteers, were among the award winners.