The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners

Peter Dahlstrom OBE

Hope School

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

WIGAN, LANCASHIRE

Peter has led Hope School with great distinction for the past 32 years. Hope is a special school in every sense. Educating children with significant physical, learning and behavioural needs, the school maintains a standard of professional practice that places it among the very best in the UK. Under Peter’s leadership the school has developed an outstanding provision with a focus on meeting
the individual needs of each child. He is respected and admired by his whole school community and
in June 2014 his success was recognised by Ofsted when the school and Children’s Centre were
judged to be outstanding.