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TES journalists honoured at prestigious education awards

Journalists from TES have scooped a host of awards at the prestigious CIPR Education Journalism Awards, held at the Houses of Parliament last night.

The prize for Outstanding National Education Journalism was handed to TES reporter Stephen Exley, who saw off a strong field with a hard-hitting piece on how the use of teacher league tables in the US led to the suicide of one teacher.

He secured his second gong of the evening with the Outstanding Apprenticeships and Skills Journalism Award, awarded for an interview he did with the first apprentice to work with a minister of state.

The awards recognised TES’ strong presence across all sectors of education; Julia Belgutay, a reporter with the TESS, picked up the award for Outstanding Further Education Journalism and her colleague Henry Hepburn came runner up in the category of Outstanding Schools Journalism.

Meanwhile, TES' sister publication Times Higher Education (THE) was also recognised during the evening. Reporter David Matthews won the award for Outstanding Higher Education Journalism, with science reporter Paul Jump receiving the runner-up award. 

John Morgan, deputy news editor of THE, won the runner-up award for Outstanding National Education Journalism.

In addition to the awards, TES was praised at the start of the ceremony by Tony McAleavy, education and research director of the event's sponsor, who singled out the magazine’s recent in-depth coverage of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) school league tables.

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