NOMINATIONS have been coming in by the dozens for the Salisbury Journal Education Awards, which will be hosted in the city in July.
There are stories of many who have gone beyond the call of duty in supporting young people of all ages in the field of education in the region.
From excellence in leadership in our schools and colleges to the very best in teaching and from the wizardry of science and technology instruction to the importance of business in schools there’s a whole host of awards on offer.
One mum has told us how her son has been helped coping with his dyslexia and a maths teacher gets particular praise from one of his pupils.
Bill Browne, Editor-in-Chief of the Salisbury Journal, said: “We have a really special guest lined up for the Awards night on July 7th and we want to make sure that all those who deserve recognition are there. So if you have not yet told us about someone special in education that you know please do so now.”
Nomination is easy. All you have to do is choose the category or categories that apply and click on the form here.
It will take less than five minutes to complete and you will be in a chance to win a £100 Amazon Voucher. The winner will be chosen at random from those who have nominated a successful candidate in the awards.
Here are the categories and you have to do is click on the link to nominate
1. NURSERY/PRIMARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR - Sponsor Woolley and Wallis
Celebrates outstanding achievement or dedication of individual nursery/ primary phase teachers, who inspire and engage pupils and make an exceptional contribution to the life of their school/nursery.
2. SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR - Sponsor The Body Lounge
Celebrates outstanding achievement or dedication of individual secondary phase teachers, who inspire and engage pupils and make an exceptional contribution their school.
3. COLLEGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR - Sponsor Aspire Defence
Celebrates outstanding achievement or dedication of an individual college teacher who inspire and engage pupils and make an exceptional contribution to the life of their college.
4. SUPPORTING STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
This category can include caretakers, support assistants, schools crossing patrol people and other non-teaching staff. It is aimed at those who always give exceptional service and make a real difference to their educational establishment through their work.
5. LEADERSHIP AWARD
Celebrates outstanding achievement(s) of a head teacher or senior leadership team member or governor who has made an exceptional contribution to education.
6. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION AWARD - Sponsor Radiquip
Celebrates outstanding achievement or dedication of governors, parents etc who have shown dedication and commitment to their school on a voluntary basis.
7. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD - Sponsor New Hall Hospital
Celebrates the dedication of schools, pupils or teachers that have developed initiatives that forge strong links with their community.
8. INNOVATION AWARD
Recognises a new idea which has had a significant positive impact on children and young people or an educational establishment that has demonstrated a commitment to providing new opportunities for students.
9. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Recognises an outstanding and or/ innovative contribution to the teaching of Science and Technology in either a primary or secondary school.
10. BUSINESS IN SCHOOLS AWARD - Sponsor Moore Stephens
This category is to recognise an initiative by either a school or business that has forged a successful partnership to the benefit of a school and its pupils.