A PRIMARY school in Widnes has been helping boost children’s self-esteem and wellbeing.

And now Brookfields special school has been given a national award for its hard work to improve behaviour.

The Quality Lead Award, developed by education charity Achievement for All, recognises the Moorfield Road school's progress in reading, writing and maths.

Head teacher Sara Ainsworth said: “I am delighted that the school has been successfully reaccredited with Quality Lead status.

“It was particularly pleasing that the 'high quality personalised provision for our children’ that we provide was noted in the report, as well as our valuable work with families through family support and opportunities created for parental engagement.

“The award recognises the commitment of the whole school community to ensure the best outcomes for the pupils.”

The charity helps children reach their targets through a team of expert coaches and an online tool called The Bubble.

Achievement for All's Garath Jackson, said: “We are delighted to present Brookfields School with this prestigious award for the second time, a real stamp of quality for its high standards in leadership, teamwork, quality of teaching and pupil progress.

“AFA programmes are designed to be a whole school improvement tool and Brookfields School has shown a continued commitment and success in improving outcomes for all children across the whole school and that of other children within the local area.

“Achievement for All believes that every child can progress, and through our programmes we hope to enable every child to be the best they can be, regardless of background, challenge or need.

“Huge congratulations to teachers, parents and children at Brookfields School for all their hard work.

"A truly deserved award."