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The Times Educational Supplement has launched its first ever Schools Awards for England and Wales. Celebrate the successes of your colleagues, stakeholders, suppliers and pupils by entering The TES Schools Awards.

The winners are out.

Not even a royal wedding is as good at lifting the gloom as hearing about the inspirational work going on in our schools. While the economic downturn is squeezing budgets everywhere – and more cuts are on the way - schools across the UK are still managing to push the boundaries.

Now in their third year, the TES Schools Awards – or Tessas – aim to celebrate this work. This year’s awards attracted a record number of entries, extolling the achievements of teachers, school leaders, support staff and pupils alike. If there is one principle underlying the awards it is that success is a team effort. It is rarely the product of one person acting alone. Having said that, one individual will receive the Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of a career devoted to education.

This year, one of the categories, Outstanding Community Partnership, attracted such a large number of high-calibre entries that we decided to split it in two. One award will recognise a community partnership; the other will acknowledge community partnerships with a business link. Another innovation this year is that the judges will choose a School of Schools from the winners of the three school categories, for primary, secondary and special needs.

The winners will be announced at a gala lunch at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 8 July. We hope to see many of you there.

Gerard Kelly