Northamptonshire Education Awards 2015 Nomination Form

Featuring the Northamptonshire County Council Youth Ambition Awards.

We want our readers, school heads, teachers, pupils, group leaders and parents/guardians to nominate a special individual, a group of people, or a school in one or more category options. Tell us why you feel they deserve the recognition. A panel of education experts will decide on each category winner.

Presentation evening on Wednesday 8th July at Wicksteed Pavilion, Kettering 6.30pm-9.30pm

Let’s celebrate the county’s educational excellence 2015

A prize of £1000 will be presented to the educational establishment that wins
‘THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON CHANGEMAKER AWARD 2015’

Nomination deadline: Friday 5th June 2015

    With entertainment by Jeet Chahil and his Bhangra group.

    Under the guidance of Ustad Nicholson Aftab and collaborations with Shin DCS and musical genius Dr Zeus, Jeet has nurtured his talent after years of dedication. Having already performed across the globe with award winning Bhangra band DCS, Jeet has now embarked on his own solo musical journey. Jeet has released 7 singles within a 30 month period and is already in the planning stages for his 8th single. For more information visit: www.jeetchahilmusic.com

    www.jeetchahilmusic.com

    Categories and criterias

    The nine awards are outlined below: 1. Secondary School of the Year sponsored by Stanair www.stanair.co.uk 2. Primary School of the Year 3. Special School of the Year 4. EYFS Setting/Provider of the Year 5. Inspirational Teaching of the Year 6. Community Award 7. Sporting Achievement Award – Individual or team sponsored by The Qube Modular Building www.theqube.co.uk 8. Unsung Hero sponsored by Western Power Distribution www.westernpower.co.uk 9. The University of Northampton Changemaker Award www.northampton.ac.uk Award Criteria Outlined. 1, 2, 3 & 4. School of the Year: (Entries very welcome from Secondary, Primary, Special and Nursery Schools) Recognition of a school for its positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning. This award with recognise those schools that have… • Stretched, challenged, inspired pupils to help them reach their true potential. • Provide a rich and varied curriculum as well as innovative extra-curricular activities for children and young people. • Encourage young people to be citizens of the local, national and global community. • Listened and responded to pupil voice. • Worked in partnership with others, local schools, schools in other organisations to provide and enhance learning opportunities and experiences. 5. Inspirational Teaching of the Year. (Entries very welcome from Secondary, Primary, Special and Nursery Schools) Recognition of a teacher, HLTA, TA, LSA or Classroom Assistant who has made an outstanding contribution and provided a real and relevant curriculum. This award will recognise those who have… • Demonstrated high levels of commitment and dedication to engaging all pupils’ that they teach. • Practice that inspires and encourages pupils’ to achieve. • Adopted creative and innovative approaches that recognise the diversity of pupils’ needs. • Had a direct impact on standards and facilitates pupils’ to reach their full potential. 6. Community Award Recognition of a school that has impacted on the community through school projects, welcoming the community into the school enriching the curriculum or sharing facilities. This award will recognise those school that have… • Enriched the local community through ’reaching out’ projects or ‘opening doors’ approaches • Significantly contributed to the local community and improved it. 7. Sporting Achievement Award. (Entries very welcome from both individuals and teams) Rewarding an individual pupil or team for excelling in a particular sport at school or through their own commitment outside of the classroom, Special recognition will be awarded for their involvement and participation in teams and dedication to after-school clubs. This award will recognise… • High performance at local, regional and national levels. • Leadership qualities demonstrated by the team/individual by co-ordinating sporting activities for others. • Commitment and dedication that influences others. 8. Unsung Hero. Paying tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have an impact on daily life. This could range from volunteer reader to caretakers and school bursars. This award will recognise those individuals who… • Go the extra mile by giving support beyond their remit. • Have made a difference to the lives of children and young people through their role. • Show sustained commitment to the school over time. 9. The University of Northampton Changemaker Award. • This award recognises the individual, early years setting or school that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and dedication to the education of the children, young people and communities with whom they work, thereby making a tangible difference to both achievement and aspiration. • This work will also have developed in children and young people the ability and motivation to put into practice some or all of the following qualities: empathy, teamwork, leadership, resilience and a broadly-based inclusive outlook. 2015 Youth Ambition Award Criteria Category one: Young Apprentice of the Year This award category is open for young people aged between 16 and 22 years of age who have excelled in their apprentice role. Tell us how they have built up knowledge and skills and used these to progress, and how they have shone in the workplace. This could include how they worked as part of a team and as an individual, or how they have pushed themselves to gain the qualifications needed to be ready for work. Category two: The Arts Award Think of arts in its widest interpretation. Anything inspired by the arts is included in this category. From fashion to dancing, music to acting, skateboarding to graffiti art, sculpture to photography and filming – this award will recognise a committed young person or group of young people who have been inspired by the arts, or used their creativity to make a difference. A creator or a performer, this young person or group of young people and their talent stands out in the crowd. This award is open for young people aged 11 to 19 years. Category three: Project or Campaign of the Year With all the challenges they face today, this category celebrates those young people who have successfully worked together on a project or campaign. It could be large or small, but it will have started out with clear objectives and the young people will be able to show how those objectives have been met. They will also have used creative ways and communications channels to tackle any issues. The project or campaign could be led by a group or individual – we want to see how they worked together with their peers and other groups to make it a success story. This award is open for young people aged 11 to 19 years. Category four: Young Role Model of the Year Putting the spotlight on a young person who is a positive and inspiring role model for other young people is the aim of this award. It could be someone who has overcome a personal barrier, enhanced their local community, performed an act of bravery, excelled in a volunteering role or pushed the boundaries in some way. Whatever they have done, large or small, it will have made a difference and inspired others. This award is open for young people aged 11 to 19 years. Category five: The Taking Charge of Your Life Award This award celebrates a young person who has taken control of his or her life. They may have refused to let adversity define who they are. They might have overcome obstacles or barriers. They may have made some brave choices in their life. Tell us their story. This award is open for young people aged 11 to 19 years.
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