Take some time out in summer hols to vote for local education hero

WITH school out for summer now is the perfect time for parents and pupils to nominate their local education hero or inspiration for recognition.

Well over 50 nominations have already flowed in for the first ever Thurrock Education Awards. With categories for teachers, support staff, head teachers and governors the awards reflect the range of people who contribute to improving our schools.

Cllr John Kent, Thurrock Council’s leader and education portfolio holder, said: “Our children deserve to relax and have fun while on holiday just like the rest of us. As well as enjoying the sunshine however, being away from school can help people think about what was good about the last year and whether someone really inspired them or did something special.

“Many parents will also be spending more time with their children and maybe they could talk about who really helped their child achieve their best or do something special.”

Cllr Kent concluded: “These awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate achievement in our schools.”

The public can nominate teachers, head teachers, support staff or governors. See the list of award categories and nomination forms at https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/education-awards.

Nominations close on 19 September with the winners announced on 28 November at an evening ceremony at The Backstage Centre at High House Production Park.

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