THE head teacher of Locking Stumps Community Primary School, Jamie Vermiglio, said it was an absolute honour to win this award.

Jamie is described as leading the school with brilliance, compassion, understanding – and most importantly – love and support for the education and welfare of his pupils.

When Jamie won the award on Thursday evening, a big cheer erupted as staff members watched the virtual awards alongside him.

Awards host Elaine Willcox asked him what the award meant to him.

He said: “It is an absolute honour. It is wonderful to be the head teacher of such a fantastic school.

“There are loads of fantastic schools in Warrington and inspirational leaders that I’ve learned a lot from him. It is a real honour – so thank you.”

Not only is Jamie described as an incredible head teacher, but he also happens to be a great football manager too.

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Jamie said it was an absoloute honour to receive the award

Jamie said it was an 'absoloute honour' to receive the award


“If you are taking this award into the school, will it spur on Chorley FC to get a little bit of a trophy in their cabinet too?” Elaine asked.

Jamie added: “You never know it might do - but the children already do. They spur Chorley FC on and they are all a big part of it.

“They are all fantastic children and wonderful families.

“They mean a lot to me and to the staff. And as you can hear – I can control the children but not the staff!

Jamie spent the awards night in the staff room with his colleagues. He said they had enjoyed Dominos and Pepsi Max before the ceremony got underway but plan to arrange a get-together soon to celebrate with all pupils and staff.

Many parents responded to Jamie’s win on our social media pages following the event. One said: “We already knew we had the best head teacher – but now it is official!”

“Well done Mr Vermiglio on winning head teacher of the year. You are such an amazing head of a fantastic school.”

“Better than winning the FA Cup final… Well done Mr Vermiglio.”

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lucinda Duffy from Fox Wood Special School