2020 Winners

On Friday 26th February, the Northamptonshire Education Awards celebrated those in the education sector who have worked so hard to help and inspire children and young people across the county in what has been the most challenging of years. 

Why education? Well that’s a very important question and the answer is simple. Business needs education and education needs business.

Congratulations to all the incredible winners and thank you to our sponsors for helping us make the event a night to remember!

ENGLISH TEACHER OF THE YEAR

We’re excited to celebrate the amazing individuals and teams for this award, from storytellers to poets the judges will eagerly await the creative entrants’ applications. This award will celebrate the achievements that have been delivered, from learners excelling to impressive ideas for those not finding the subject quite so easy.

HEADTEACHER OF THE YEAR

Often a thankless task, is your headteacher a deserving winner of the best headteacher in Northamptonshire? Have they made positive changes to results and the school environment in a short period of time or perhaps they have continued to maintain notable achievements. Do they inspire both staff and learners to be the best they can, or are they raising standards, ensuring equal opportunities for all?

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

An award to acknowledge somebody’s devotion to the sector, this individual will be loved and respected by many and would have left their mark within the organisations they have been involved in. This person will be talked about for years to come.


James Brainwood
 

Valda Woodbridge
Winner

NURSERY OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the Nursery delivering the best in early years teaching, it will be an environment that gives our young learners the best introduction to education. You will demonstrate a creative and fun environment.

OVERALL SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

This school would have stood out from the rest, delivered something that was simply remarkable. Yes they will have great academic results but they would have over achieved in all areas, staff and learner engagement will be second to none. We can’t wait to hear all the amazing things this school has achieved.

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Such a key role in the modern education environment, does your business manager help deliver a clear strategic direction? Do they help ensure that you maximise on your budgets and resources, while streamlining the office and administration? Does this person do their job so well they just allow the teaching team to focus on students and their learning?

Hayley Richardson
 
Sue Beresford
 
Wayne Taylor

SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

This award will go to an all round outstanding school, from fantastic results to notable success in a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities. This school would help those over achievers excel, along with demonstrating impressive evidence that they have pushed their learners of all abilities to reach their potential. All whilst providing a high level of pastoral care.

MATHS TEACHER OR TEAM OF THE YEAR

The judges are expecting big numbers to enter this one, make sure you explain to them what is the winning formula that makes this individual or team deserving winners. Maybe they have consistently delivered fantastic results, or is it a brilliant track record of getting those who may be struggling a little back on track.

PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

The winner of this award will be standout stars, not only delivering great results but doing so in an innovative way. It will not only be a great place to learn but also to work, an all round great environment. You may even be a great turnaround success, a school that needed a little help but is now excelling. Tell us everything that is great about your Primary School.

STEM AWARD

This is a new category and recognises a team or individual who:

  • helps children and young people develop English or STEM skills and applies these across the curriculum
  • innovates and engages the whole educational establishment, with measured successes and outcomes;
  • is a shining example of excellent teaching of English or STEM; and
  • has developed effective and imaginative approaches to learning.

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