Time to nominate your education superstars

Last year's awards saw successes for a whole range of stars in education
Last year's awards saw successes for a whole range of stars in education

There is just over a week left to nominate your education heroes.

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 – but there is not much time left.

Evening Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said he was hoping for even more entries during the last week.

Mr 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.

Humanities teacher and assistant principal at Corby Business Academy Kirsty Farrar was crowned as teacher of the year in last year’s awards ceremony.

She was recognised for devoting a lot of her time to running catch-up classes and one-to-one sessions for students who need extra help.

A shortlist will soon be announced and all finalists will be invited to a ceremony on July 11 at the Holiday Inn, in 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.