Education awards celebrate young achievers

Jane Considine, education consultant, at The Training Space, sponsors of the Telegraph's Education Awards.

Jane Considine, education consultant, at The Training Space, sponsors of the Telegraph's Education Awards.

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The Northamptonshire Telegraph and the county council are looking for the young people and teachers you think deserve recognition.

We have teamed up to shine the spotlight on young people, their teachers and young apprentices who do great work without getting the headlines.

Teachers, parents or guardians, group leaders and pupils are asked to nominate a young person, teacher, group or school they think deserves recognition in Northamptonshire Newspapers’ Education Awards and Northamptonshire County Council’s Youth Ambition Awards.

One of the judges of the Education Awards is Jane Considine, of The Training Space in Kettering. Jane, a consultant on the education of early years and primary-aged pupils, said: “It is vital to celebrate the wealth of positive work that happens in schools. They are tremendous vibrant places in the community and the individuals and teams that work there are special, committed people who care deeply about children’s happiness and learning.

“I am judging across all categories and nominations must be evidence-based.

“The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence from pupils and reward professionalism and flair from those making an outstanding contribution to schools. Winners are those who go beyond expectations and light up a school with an energy and brightness that inspires others.”

Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “This is a great way to shine the spotlight on children and schools that are working hard and doing great things, and to give them the recognition they deserve.”

For more details go to www2.northamptontoday.co.uk/educationawards2013 or email nt.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Park Inn, Northampton, on Thursday, July 4.