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1. Creative Learning Award 

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This award recognises individuals within early learning and school settings who have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation.

The culture and ethos would promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequality.

For your nomination to be considered, you are required to respond to the statement above and in detail to the following questions. This should include practical activities and projects your educational setting has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community.

  • How does your educational setting promote creativity for pupils and staff? Do you have a strategy for developing creativity in learning within your improvement plans?
  • How is creativity being developed across all curriculum areas and all projects?
  • How do the staff in your educational setting ensure that all pupils are supported to develop creativity in ways which build on their personal strengths whether as individuals or in group activities?
  • What evidence can you provide that leaners are given responsibility for planning and managing creativity projects?
  • What partnerships have you developed to build and support the development of creativity?

What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community?


2. Health and Wellbeing Award

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This award recognises individuals within early learning, childcare and school settings who have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of improving health and wellbeing.

The culture and ethos should promote health and wellbeing while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which would reduce unhealthy lifestyles.

For your nomination to be considered, you are required to respond to the statement above and in detail to the following questions. This should include practical activities and projects your educational setting has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community.

  • How have you developed your whole school/setting approach to improving the health and wellbeing of learners?
  • How successful is your educational setting in delivering the aspects of health and wellbeing that are the responsibility of all?
  • In what ways have you involved children and young people, in planning their activities to improve health and wellbeing?
  • In what ways have you involved parents, in planning their activities to improve health and wellbeing?
  • What partnerships have you developed to support the school or setting in activities to improve health and wellbeing?
  • How have you ensured the health and wellbeing of your staff when implementing change?

What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

3. Pastoral Care Award

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This award recognises individuals within early learning and childcare settings and schools that have demonstrated exceptional co-operative effort in supporting the pastoral care of pupils and their families.

Exceptional pastoral care is about the help and support offered to pupils by individuals to the challenges and difficulties learners face today. Individuals, that go above and beyond to make a real difference to the lives of their learners.

There are many that go the extra mile every day for their pupils. Young people face many challenges and the support that schools provide can prove essential in helping them deal with the difficulties and hardships of life.

What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

 4. Community Outreach Award

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This award recognises individuals within early learning and childcare settings and schools that have made significant contributions through participation across Community Outreach through their involvement in programs, services or operations. This may include involvement in multiple projects/programs, charity work, delivery of programs/projects, as demonstrated by a commitment to advancing and promoting service.

If an individual is outward facing, then this award is for them. We are looking for schools that can show how they work with and support with parents, local people in the community and the wider society.

  • Engaged participation in multiple Community Outreach projects or programs;
  • Demonstrated dedication to Community Outreach and its mission;
  • Contributions to the field of community service through
  • Contributions to meeting the needs of the community
  • Effective engagement and a demonstration of how the individual turns the school into a beating heart of its community.

In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

5. Educational Supporter Award

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This award recognises individuals within the early learning and childcare setting or school that support children, young people, staff and the life of the school setting and wider community.

They may be a classroom or learning assistant, youth worker, auxiliary, cleaner, janitor, administrator or in another role as long as they support the educational setting and community.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following questions, we would welcome your nomination.

  • Who in your educational setting, or an educational setting that you know, stands out from the rest in the support they provide?
  • Can you tell us about how they help to make your school or setting, or an establishment that you know, a better place?
  • Can you give examples of why they are seen as special?
  • Can you describe how they are good at involving others in the life of the school or setting?

What are the outcomes of these approaches in terms of impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community?

6. 3FF Interfaith Award

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This award recognises those within schools that have demonstrated exceptional effort in giving young people the opportunity to encounter and learn from those from different faith and belief backgrounds and have also:

  • Created a safe space in which to have discussions about faith and belief
  • Improved students understanding of different religions, beliefs and cultures
  • Helped connect learners or different faiths and beliefs
  • Been successful in creating outstanding relations between schools of different faiths and beliefs 

 In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

7. Teacher Award

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This award recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.

Is there a teacher in your early learning and childcare setting or school who stands out from the rest? If so, can you answer the following questions to explain what makes this teacher so good?

  • How does your teacher make learning challenging and enjoyable for you and others in your class, early learning and childcare setting school?
  • How does he/she use different types of information and communications technology to make learning relevant and exciting?
  • How is the teacher helping you to keep improving your literacy and numeracy skills alongside your other learning?
  • How does the teacher show that he/she is interested in you as a person?
  • In what ways does he/she make you feel positive about yourself and what you can achieve?
  • How does this teacher encourage you to learn from your mistakes and keep improving?
  • How does he/she support and encourage you and others in your class, early learning and childcare setting /school to be leaders?
  • How has he/she involved you in making your early learning and childcare setting or school a better place to learn?
  • Do you know if the teacher is involved in any studying or activities which are helping them to keep improving their practice?
  • How does this teacher contribute to making your whole early learning and childcare setting or school a better place for children and young people?
  • Does he/she lead activities outside the playroom or classroom which help you and others develop new skills and increase your confidence?

In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community 

8. Head Teacher Award

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This award recognises head teachers that provide inspirational leadership, who motivate and involve staff, children and young people across the establishment, bringing learning to life and inspiring all to fulfil their potential.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following questions, we would welcome your nomination.

  • Is the head teacher in your early learning and childcare setting, school, or an establishment that you know, an inspirational leader who motivates children, young people and staff to achieve all they can?
  • Can you give examples of why they are seen as an outstanding individual by children, young people, parents and staff?
  • Can you describe how they work to develop and make the most of the leadership of others?
  • Can you describe how they are good at involving parents and members of the community in the life of the school or setting?

In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

9. Transformational Leader Award

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This award is open to all early years practitioners, teachers and head teachers to recognise their work in providing becoming transformational leaders, inspiring all and paving the way for learners, the establishment and the wider community.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following points, we would welcome your nomination.

  • Charisma/idealised influence: to what extent does the leader role model behaviours consistent with the overall vision they have set out and does this role modelling engage employees to move towards the leader and the vision?
  • Inspirational motivation: building a compelling vision for the future, setting clear goals that stretch learners and recognise potential, as well as being positive about learner development.
  • Intellectual stimulation: enabling and compelling learners to look outside their self-interest to the needs of the team and organisation, challenging their mindsets, ideas and beliefs to drive growth and performance, encouraging creativity, collaboration and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Individualised consideration: the transformational leader focuses on the needs, dreams and fears of the individual, knowing that these are key to understanding how to create an environment that empowers pupils to perform.

In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community

10. Lifetime Achievement Award

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This award is open to all qualified early years practitioners, teachers and head teachers approaching the end of their careers and aims to recognise their work in providing leadership and commitment for colleagues, the establishment and the wider community throughout their education career.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following questions, we would welcome your nomination.

  • Do you know an outstanding teacher or head teacher, approaching the end of their career, with a lifelong record of inspiring and motivating children, young people, colleagues and staff to achieve all that they can?
  • Can you describe how they act with a clear sense of purpose, leadership and vision to improve educational opportunities for all pupils?
  • How have they sustained high levels of enthusiasm and commitment throughout their career?
  • Do they act purposefully to achieve goals with outstanding results?
  • In what ways do they act as a role model, inspiring and engaging others?
  • Can you describe how they show a continuing commitment to their own professional learning and personal development for colleagues, children and young people?

In what ways has this person made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community
  • the wider community