Education heroes to be recognised

All the winners from The Northampton Chronicle And Echo Education Awards.
All the winners from The Northampton Chronicle And Echo Education Awards.

THERE is less than a month left to honour your education heroes and give them the recognition they deserve.

The search is continuing for nominees for the Evening Telegraph’s Education Awards 2012.

We are looking for people who are in a class of their own.

Perhaps they are a special teacher who goes the extra mile or someone who has achieved something outstanding in the education field.

Evening Telegraph editor Neil Pickford encouraged readers, headteachers, pupils and parents to nominate an individual or groups of people.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise people in our community who really deserve it. Tell us why you feel this person, group or school deserves the recognition and an award for their achievements.

“Last year the awards were a great success and helped highlight the marvellous work which goes on in our 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, Inspiration 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 of nominees will be announced and all finalists will be invited to a ceremony on July 11 at the Holiday Inn, off the A43, Geddington Road, Corby.

Nominations should include names and contact details of the person being 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, Northamptonshire, NN16 8GA by May 18.