Education Awards 2015 - nominate now

Get your nominations in now!
Get your nominations in now!

THE Leigh Reporter, Wigan Observer and Wigan Evening Post are proud to announce their Education Awards 2015.

These awards will celebrate primary and secondary education in the Wigan Borough.

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Sponsored by Wigan and Leigh College, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make within the education sector on a daily basis.

There are eleven categories. They are – Primary School of the Year Award, Secondary School of the Year Award, Inspirational Teaching Award, Primary School Pupil of the Year Award, Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award, Health and Wellbeing Award, Sports Achievement Award, Sustainable School Award, Educational Tours Award, Unsung Hero Award and Career Aspiration Award.

We are inviting our readers to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates.

Editor Janet Wilson said: “We are delighted to unveil our second education awards.

“The awards are a fitting way to celebrate the quality and diversity of education and students that exist across this part of the borough. The awards are designed not just to reward high achievement, but to also recognise the efforts of all levels and sectors of the education system.

“We want as many nominations as possible so we can honour schools and individuals and celebrate the undoubted young talent that exists in our area.

“But for people to get the recognition they deserve we need you to tell us about them.”

So please get nominating now and help make our special awards evening an event to be remembered.”

To nominate a school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier.

Simply send in your nomination to Education Awards, Wigan Observer, Martland Mill Lane, Wigan WN5 OLX. Or you can email your entry to competitions@lancspublications.co.uk.

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/person you are nominating, explain in no more than 250 words why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.

Closing date for nominations is Friday, May 22, at 9am.

A panel of judges will examine all nominations and select shortlisted finalists in each category. All finalists will be invited to a prestigious presentation evening, where the winners, as chosen by the judges, will be announced.

The awards presentation evening will be at the Wigan and Leigh College on Tuesday, June 16.

It is now over to you to let us know who you would like to nominate for an award and be in with the chance of winning one of these prestigious titles.

The Awards are open to primary and secondary schools only. Sixth forms and nurseries are not eligible for this competition.

CATEGORIES:

Secondary School of the Year Award

Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Primary School of the Year Award

Recognition of a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Inspirational Teaching Award

This award recognises teachers who have made a significant contribution to the success of their students and provided an inspiration to children.

Primary School Pupil of the Year

Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all-round good citizen for your school!

Secondary School Pupil of the Year

Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all-round good citizen for your school!

Sports Achievement Award

Rewarding an individual or team for excelling in a particular sport or sports at school or through their dedication and commitment outside of school hours.

Sustainable School Award

This category recognises schools that have developed environmental awareness and sustainable development education across all the curriculum areas and the life of the school.

Educational Tours Award

This category recognises educational visits that have empowered a student to discover a new way of learning. Consideration will be given to new experiences, involvement of students from varying abilities and backgrounds, bonding experiences, contribution to development and confidence, as well as the delivery of learning objectives and increased enthusiasm for the subject.

Health and Wellbeing Award

This award recognises schools that have a holistic approach to health and wellbeing of young people, involving knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.

Career Aspiration Award

This category recognises schools that are inspiring young people to develop an understanding of the different career pathways and opportunities open to them, in particular the hands on experience offered by apprenticeships.

Unsung Hero Award

This award pays tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have a positive impact on day-to-day life.