Award Categories

Educational Supporter of the Year

This award recognises those within the educational setting that support young people, staff and the life of the school or early learning and childcare setting and wider community.


Lifetime Achievement

This award is open to all qualified teachers and head teachers. This award aims to recognise their work and commitment within the establishment and the wider community.


Headteacher / Principal / Dean of the year

This award recognises people within leadership who support staff by motivating them and leading them to their full potential.

Teacher/ Lecturer of the Year

This award is for teachers and lecturers who have gone above and beyond their job role in inspiring all students to reach there potential.


Transforming lives through partnerships

This category recognizes educational settings who have transformed the life chances for young people through effective partnership working.


Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative

This award recognises how education institutions deliver employer needs. This category will be looking at work experience also.


Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community

This award is for an individual or a team who have contributed to the community. This can be showcased in the form of a project . Judges will be looking for information about the initiative, background to the project and outcomes of it.


Most Innovative Teacher of the Year

This award is for a teacher who has inspired students through transforming the delivery of lessons. A teacher who has passion and commitment for the work they do and always goes above and beyond.


Outstanding Support for Students

This award for an educational establishment that prides itself with the support that has been given to the students.


Outstanding primary school

This award is for the most outstanding primary education establishment. We will be looking for evidence of how the school works as an establishment on its own and within the community that it is part of.


Outstanding International School

This school has shown great growth within collaboration/ partnership working with international markets and is recognised internationally.


Most Innovative Contribution to Business – Education Collaboration

This is a three way partnership with students, academic expertise and industry working together in partnership that have established innovative products that now have reached market needs.


Entrepreneurial Education Establishment of the Year

This establishment has to show how teaching has embedded into enterprise activities and has continued to grow with the success of students becoming entrepreneurs.


Proactive Educational Provider of an Apprenticeship Programme

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an educational provider’s exceptional contributions to the apprenticeship programmes they provide.


Further Education College of the Year

The college will have to demonstrate how staff teaching has impacted on students and their lives and have gone the extra mile to turn students around to become high achievers. 


University of the Year

The university in the region will have to demonstrate how staff teaching has impacted on students and their lives and have gone the extra mile to turn students around to become high achievers.

The Process


Nominations are open for all categories. The closing date for all entries is on the 3rd May 2017.


6 weeks prior the awards a shortlist will be made public and voting will be opened to the general public.


A panel of independent judges will then review the shortlist and agree on one winner for each individual category.

One great night

The winners for each category will be
announced on the 7th July 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground – Birmingham

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