There are 16 categories to choose from, covering the early years, primary, secondary and FE sectors.
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Recognising the positive contribution teams working in early years settings make. Their high level of enthusiasm, expertise and commitment positively shapes the future of children.
Recognising those standout individuals who lead the way by using digital technologies creatively within their education communities to improve teaching and learning outcomes.
These unique and committed individuals are raising the aspirations for young people with SEND, embedding inclusive practices that best prepare their students to make a success of their future lives.
Teaching professionals playing a vital role in inspiring and engaging learners, focussed on preparing young people for success via higher education or directly into employment.
Providing collaborative teaching and learning experiences they ignite enthusiasm and captivate students, enabling them to reach their full potential. With a shared team vision, they are passionate about taking a whole person approach and providing exceptional support.
An inspirational head galvanises the whole school community to create a learning environment which prepares children academically, emotionally and socially for their next steps.
Inspiring leaders create an environment in which students thrive and leave as confident, positive learners with the skills, qualities and personal success necessary to maximize their opportunities, increasing their life chances.
Collaborative partnerships have a wider impact beyond an individual setting. Thinking less of accountability and more of responsibility their role is to provide opportunities that enhance the lives of children and staff through joint projects.
Leaving a long-lasting legacy, these are individuals who are approaching the end of their career having made a significant positive impact on the profession. Their commitment to and passion for education is exemplary to all.
A school that can demonstrate its power and effectiveness in transforming the life chances of local children and in enriching the local community. It has likely had challenges and tackled them creatively and constructively.
With a strong improvement trajectory, the school is seen as a huge asset to the wider community and is well respected by parents and key partners. It demonstrates power and effectiveness in transforming the life chances of learners and enriches the local community.
Inspiring new teachers who have positively enhanced their pupil’s academic, social and emotional development. All of these qualities can be gained through experience, but outstanding new teachers have a natural ability and enthusiasm that shines through.
An outstanding primary teacher instils in their pupils a self-belief that they can manage anything they set their minds to. Their positive impact inspires and engages children, so they thrive, enjoy learning and achieve well.
They have a genuine love for teaching, and for inspiring their students. Fostering a positive learning environment they give learners confidence to thrive and fully prepare them for the next stage of their lives.
Adapting their support to different learning styles and abilities, TAs enrich the lives of students and teachers. With patience and empathy, they help learners to overcome academic, social or emotional barriers and build confidence. 34
Primarily aimed at support staff, the backbone of education communities. Tell us about the positive impact your ‘Unsung Hero’ has on those around them.
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