A Term-time Celebration of Education

Award winners and runners up from last year's event.

Welcome to the website of the Term-time Education awards, brought to you by the Northampton Chronicle & Echo

This is a special awards event that recognises the achievements of special people within our schools and colleges; those who have gone above and beyond their normal duties, those who have excelled in certain areas and those who have played a vital role in our schools.

We want our readers, school heads, teachers, pupils and parents/guardians to nominate a special individual, a group of people or a school in one or more of the category options and tell us why you feel this person, group or school deserve the recognition and an award for their achievements. A panel of education experts will decide on each of the category winners apart from the ‘Unsung Hero’ category where we will ask the readers of our newspaper to vote for their favourite ‘Unsung Hero’.

How does the entry process work?

You can nominate yourself or somebody else - it's up to you. The entry process is simple. All you have to do is follow the links on the left hand side of this page to find out all about the categories, what the judges will be looking for, and how to cover all the bases with your entry. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds.

The awards will be presented at the Guildhall, Northampton, on Tuesday 26th June 2012. The Closing date for entries is Friday 4th May. But we need your help, and your nominations, so please take the time to make a nomination now.

For more info contact call 01536 506123 or email et.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk

Why Enter?

Photo from last year's awards

This awards event is aimed at recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students and teachers.

They might be unsung heroes or people who have had a positive impact on the school or college.

They might be young people making a difference with their energy and enthusiasm or people who have put in years of support and care.

We know the judges will have a difficult job choosing between the many outstanding nominations - but we still want to hear about them all!

We know there are hundreds of people in the county who work tirelessly to help our students to succeed, usually without reward and often without recognition.

The awards will be presented at the Northampton Guildhall, on Tuesday 26th June 2011

We need your help, and your nominations, to make that happen so please take the time to make a nomination now.

Categories and Criteria

This is a list of all the categories for the Education Awards 2012. There are 7 categories for which you can nominate somebody. The Unsung Hero Award will be put to a public vote.

Place your mouse over the Category titles below, to view the criteria that the judges will be looking for.

Application Form

Application Form

If you would like to make a nomination for an award, please fill in our online application form. The closing date for nominations is Friday 4th May

Click on the link below to open up the form. Give us contact details for yourself, as well as your nominee. Then select which category you wish to nominate them for, and the reasons why you think they should win.

Please give us as much information as you can to assist the judges in the decision making process.

Click here for the application form

The Closing date for entries is Friday 4th May.

Entry Guidelines

  1. The entry process is simple. All you have to do is follow the links to find out all about the categories, what the judges will be looking for, and how to cover all the bases with your entry.

  2. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds. You can include a maximum of two photos or other documentation to support your nomination. Please post these clearly marked to: Lei Chan, Education Editor, Northampton Chronicle & Echo Term-Time Education Awards, Upper Mounts, Northampton, NN1 3HR

  3. Organisations may not enter categories with which they are involved through sponsorship.

  4. A panel of judges appointed by the organisers will carefully consider all entries and select the winners in each of the categories. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  5. The Closing date for entries is Friday 4th May. Nominations which have been shortlisted by the judges will be invited to the awards presentation event. This will be held at the Guildhall, Northampton, on Tuesday 26th June 2012 when the winners will be announced

  6. There are no cash alternatives available to the prizes offered.

  7. Information contained in the award entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards. Details of the award winners will be published in print and online.

Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors who help make the Education Awards a great event.

Click on the logos below to visit sponsor websites.

Connextions Northampton The Training Space Stage Coach Chronicle & Echo Website GR8 Kids acs365 Pacesetter Sports Stanair Shire Security Mad Science Tact Curves

Education Awards 2011

Photo from last year's awards

Around 250 guests attended The Chronicle & Echo’s 2011 Education Awards at a presentation ceremony at St George’s Hall, in St George’s Avenue in Northampton. The event, the third of its kind, organised by the paper’s education supplement Term-time, is designed to recognise the work in the county’s classrooms and to put the public spotlight on teachers, pupils and non-teaching staff who go the extra mile.

Richard Edmondson, assistant editor at the Chronicle & Echo who hosted the ceremony, said: “They are a chance for us to celebrate our outstanding schools and recognise the people who make them great. At the Chron we’re well aware of the fantastic work that goes on behind the classroom doors and we take pride in reporting it.

“Our panel of judges all agreed that the quality of entries was extremely high this year, and the quantity of entries has reinforced the fact that we have so much to celebrate in our schools.”

The 2011 awards, sponsored by The Training Space education consultancy, saw 25 finalists being shortlisted in the seven categories, which ranged from Arts Achievement to Inspirational Teaching and Pupil of the Year.

Among those scooping awards was the Billing Brook School, which won School of the Year; Abigail Smith, from Northampton Academy for Pupil of the Year (Secondary School) and Benjamin Tai, from Earls Barton Junior School for Pupil of the Year (Primary School). Tina Adams, pastoral support worker at Green Oaks Primary School, walked away with the Unsung Hero Award.

Click here to watch a video report and also view a full list of winners and runners up.