School business leaders and classroom support assistants will get their chance to shine at this year’s Tes Schools Awards, which opened for applications today with two new categories.
The awards, now in their 11th year, celebrate the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK.
Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families, in Corby, Northamptonshire, was named 2018 school of the year at a glittering ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House hotel.
Quick read: Last year's Tes Schools Awards winners
School of the year: Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families
Denise Fox, described as a “one-woman powerhouse in education,” was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her work in Fulham Cross Girls' School, in south-west London.
And secondary school of the year Kensington Aldridge Academy, in west London, also received special recognition for its response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Now the race is on to find the next crop of winners and shine a light on the very best of what is going on in the UK’s schools.
This year’s ceremony promises to be bigger than ever with the addition of two new categories that celebrate the broad spectrum of roles in today’s schools.
The school business leader of the year award will recognise the vital role of such leaders at a time when funding, wellbeing and recruitment are crucial for schools to get right.
The category has been added to honour those business leaders who are finding ways to turn the many challenges facing the education sector into opportunities.
The classroom support assistant of the year award will highlight the often unsung role that support staff play in bringing together pupils, parents, teachers and services.
Entry for the awards is free and open to state and independent schools around the UK until Sunday 10 March. More details can be found here.
Tes Schools Awards 2019: the categories
- English teacher or team of the year
- Maths teacher or team of the year
- Science, technology and engineering teacher or team of the year
- New teacher of the year
- Headteacher of the year
- Innovative use of technology to influence outcomes award
- Sustainable schools award
- Community and collaboration award
- International award
- Healthy school of the year
Creative school of the year
- Early years setting of the year
- Primary school of the year
- Secondary school of the year
- Alternative provision school of the year
- Classroom support assistant of the year
- School business leader of the year
- Lifetime achievement
Overall school of the year