Nominations needed for Education Awards

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The Star is getting ready to honour inspirational teachers, students and support staff from schools in and around the city.

Our Sheffield Best In Education Awards is coming up this October, and we’re asking people to nominate the unsung heroes of their local schools.

This year we are excited to welcome back Teachers UK as our associate sponsor.

A spokesman for Teachers UK said: “We’re delighted to be the associate sponsor for the Best in Education Awards 2016 for the second year running. We feel that it is extremely important for schools and academies and both staff and students to be recognised and rewarded for all their hard work throughout the year.”

Hosting the awards again this year will be Andrew Truby, Headteacher of St Thomas of Canterbury School. In 2014, Andrew and his school scooped up several awards in the Best in Education ceremony. Andrew has continued his involvement with this special event by hosting the evening’s proceedings and we look forward to welcoming him back.

The 2016 categories are: School Business Manager; Educational Progress; Sports; Healthy Eating Initiative; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Best Sports Team; Technology; Best Nursery; Best Teaching Assistant; Best Teacher; Best Primary Headteacher; Best Secondary Headteacher; Best Primary School and Best Secondary School.

The awards will be held at Kenwood Hallon October 3 from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Nominations must be submitted through our online form by midnight on Thursday September 15 and finalists will be contacted two weeks prior to the event. Complimentary tickets for finalists.

Email elizabeth.threadgold@jpress.co.uk to request a nomination form.