AS the new academic year begins, entries are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Thurrock Education Awards and it is shaping up to be the best one yet.
Entries have been coming in all over the summer, but as schools and academies welcome back their students, their minds are focussing on the 3 October deadline – and they don’t want to miss out.
The Thurrock Education Awards recognises all those involved in education – from early years to colleges and from governing bodies to support staff – and are open to nominations from parents, young people and colleagues.
Portfolio Holder for Education, Cllr James Halden, is committed to carry on recognising recent successes and hard work: “We have recently recognised the achievements of our young people receiving their GCSE and A Level results and now it’s time to celebrate those who made it all possible.
“We know how important it is to get things right at an early age which is why those working in early years settings are also responsible for the success of students in later life.
“I’d like to thank the sponsors for their support for the awards and education in Thurrock: Cruise & Maritime Voyages, ALM Training Services, High House Production Park, HW Wilson Limited, Kingston Smith LLP, Palmers Solicitors, Port of Tilbury and Thames Oilport.”
The winners will be announced on Friday 18 November at the Backstage Centre, High House Production Park.
To find out more and submit your nominations, please visit Thurrock.gov.uk/education-awards and join the conversation online using #ThurrockEA2016
The full list of categories are:
Outstanding Early Years Practitioner of the Year
Outstanding New Teacher of the Year
Aspiring Leader (sponsored by ALM Training Services)
Creative Teaching and Learning (sponsored by High House Production Park)
Excellence in English and/or Mathematics
Excellence in Science and Technologies (sponsored by Thames Oilport)
Inspiring Career Opportunity (sponsored by Palmers Solicitors)
Governing Body of the Year (sponsored by Kingston Smith LLP)
Teacher of the Year in Primary Education
Teacher of the Year in Secondary Education or Post 16 Provision (sponsored by ALM Training Services)
Teacher of the Year in a Special School or Alternative Provision
Head Teacher of the Year in Primary Education (sponsored by HW Wilson Limited)
Head Teacher of the Year in Secondary Education, Special Education, Alternative Provision or Post 16 Provision (sponsored by Port of Tilbury)
Outstanding contribution to education in Thurrock (sponsored by Port of Tilbury / not open to nominations)