Proud Of Our Education Awards - Honour unsung school heroes

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WE want you to tell us about teachers, students and others in education deserving of an award.

The Evening Telegraph has been searching for people who are a class above the rest.

The paper is looking for readers, headteachers, pupils and parents to nominate an individual or group who have gone the extra mile in the education sector this year.

The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, June 17.

Evening Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “Everyone remembers their favourite teacher and the lifelong lessons they gave us.

“We are appealing to our readers to think of someone who is having a positive impact educating young people in our community. The person nominated does not have to be a teacher – it can be anyone within the sector who would be a worthy winner and deserves to be recognised.

“So please help us to highlight the outstanding work that goes on in our county’s schools.”

The categories are Headteacher’s Choice, School Project of the Year (Primary), School Project of the Year (Secondary), Student Overcoming Adversity, Sports Achievement, Arts Achievement, Inspirational Teacher of the Year and Unsung Hero.

A panel of education experts will decide on each of the category winners, except the Unsung Hero category which we will ask readers to vote for. A shortlist will be announced soon and all finalists will be invited to a ceremony on July 11 at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby.

Nominations should include names and contact details of the person nominated, and the person nominating them, and an explanation of why that person or group should be considered. Completed forms can be returned to Maria Butlin, Proud Of Our Education Awards, Northants Evening Telegraph, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8GA.