Dave McPartlin

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Matt Allwright, Dave McPartlin BCAe, Deborah Darlington, The Co-operative Bank

Dave, a headteacher, has an unwavering belief and pride in his school and his students. He leads Flakefleet Primary School where, through his ‘dare to dream’ vision, he inspires students and people throughout the neighbourhood that if you work hard your dreams can be realised.

One example of this was how the primary school reached number 3 in the Top 20 official trending Christmas chart in 2018. This idea started in assembly when one child said: “I would love to be a popstar and get to number one”.  The whole school got involved in writing ‘Light up’ and the recording involved all of the schools 471 children and Dave produced the accompanying video on his phone and edited it on his home computer. All proceeds went to the Alzheimer’s Society.

More recently Dave entered the school choir into Britain’s Got Talent, and they performed ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’. They were catapulted into the live semi-finals.

Dave has an exceptional belief in his students and staff and acts with absolute integrity supporting their dreams.  His spirit has captured the imagination of all the parents and the school has now become a social hub. His achievements extend beyond the school into the community.