2021 Finalists

A surprise awaited guests at a special event held at Northampton’s Delaprè Abbey when it was revealed they had made the shortlists for two major awards events to be held in November…

Those selected from entries made to the Northamptonshire Education Awards 2021, were invited to a drinks reception in The Dining Room at Delapré Abbey on September 29th under the pretence that they were attending an informational evening in preparation for the awards.  As the guests enjoyed networking, canapes’ and a well-deserved glass of fizz, Ben Thomas from All Things Business announced that the reason they had been invited to the event was to reveal the categories they had been selected as finalists in.

We want to make this year’s awards very special after having to move them online last year due to the pandemic, and so we decided that getting everyone together at Delapré Abbey to announce the finalists would be a special bonus. Now the judges have the hard task of picking the winners from some exceptional entries, and we’re looking forward to two fantastic awards nights in November.”

Ben Thomas

ENGLISH TEAM OR TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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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.

Fazila Sogojeva
Kingswood Secondary Academy


Northampton Academy

Karen Wilcox
Raunds Park Infant

MATHS TEACHER OR TEAM OF THE YEAR

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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.

Lydia Cartwright
Stanwick Primary

Anita Quinn
iMAT Trust

Kyle Dunkley
Northampton Academy

Paul Thompson
Yardley Gobion

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE YEAR

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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?

Bev Churchman
Wallace Road


Tracey Carter

Billing Brook School

HEADTEACHER OF THE YEAR

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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?

Chris Clyne
Northampton Academy
Kerry Mills
Newton Road Primary

NURSERY OF THE YEAR

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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.

Wallace Road Nursery


Kilsby Preschool

Greenfields Primary School

STEM AWARD FOR 2021

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This category 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.

Construction Team at Northampton College


STEM Team at Northampton Academy

SEND TEAM OR SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

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Hospital and Outreach Education AP Academy


Fairfields School

Greenfields Specialist School for Communication

PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

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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.

Guilsborough Primary School


Wootton Primary School

Stanwick Academy

SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

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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.

Northampton Academy


Weavers Academy

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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This award recognises businesses that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment and demonstrated a real commitment to the welfare of its employees, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and unified workforce.

Brenda Hunt
Ian Wilson
Sarah Mitchell
Carole Rose

OVERALL SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

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This school would have stood out from the rest and delivered something that was simply remarkable. Yes, they will have great academic results, but they would have over achieved in all areas! We can’t wait to hear all the amazing things this school has achieved.