The 2021 ‘Lockdown Hero’ Award for Outstanding Learner and Community Support – Frequently asked questions

Will the person I am nominating know that I am nominating them?

When we send your nominee a Lockdown Hero card it will say who it is from, but we do not share the nomination text. We only share the nomination text with the senior leadership team at the school. You can request to remain anonymous. We will then not share your name with either the nominee or the SLT.

You can however, also write them a personal thank you message via our Thank a Teacher form here which we will send them.

Can I nominate anonymously?

You can nominate anonymously if you wish, but please do provide your email address as we will not be able to contact you if there is a problem if you don’t.

Can I nominate more than one person in my school?

Yes, you can, but it is a good idea to make the nominations different if you are entering more than one person. i.e. personalised to the nominees.

Can I nominate a teaching team or a support team?

Yes, you can. The Lockdown hero award is open to anyone at all working in a school.

Can nominations be made for people working all schools in the UK? 

Yes, we accept entries from all schools and colleges in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland .

Does my nomination automatically get entered into the Awards?

No. You can nominate someone in your school, but it is at the discretion of the senior leadership team at the school as to whether they enter your nominee into the Awards. We will write to them after we receive and have approved your nomination, and invite them to enter the Awards and provide them with all the details they need.

Why can I not enter someone in my school directly? Why do I have to nominate them?

The entry form that we ask schools to fill in is quite detailed, and the entry needs to be approved by the senior leadership team.

What is the deadline for nominations?

All nominations must be submitted online by midnight on Friday 12th March 2021.

When do I find out if my nominee has been successful?

First round results will be announced by the end of June 2021, and the final UK winner result will be announced by the end of November 2021.



I have a question that hasn’t been covered here. Who can I speak to?

Please email [email protected] where someone will reply to your query. Please be patient as the volume of nominations means we will not be able to respond immediately.