A HEADTEACHER and staff at Barnoldswick CE Primary School have been selected to help support other schools and train new teachers.

Michelle Ellis has been appointed to the role of national leader of education and will use her knowledge to provide additional leadership to other schools in need of help.

The primary school is also one of over 40 schools that has been selected to become a national teaching school, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession.

Mrs Ellis said: “It will be a privilege to allow our teachers to share their knowledge and expertise to support other schools and train new teachers.

"It is the mission of every teacher to ensure that all pupils receive the best education possible."