Categories & Criteria

Outstanding Contribution to School Life (Three awards, one for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools)

We are looking for a Knowsley student/ resident who has made an exceptional contribution to school life either in a Knowsley school or as a Knowsley resident attending a school out of the borough. We are looking to celebrate those pupils who engage well with school life, are excellent ambassadors for their community and have helped shaped the success of a group of pupils, a year group or a whole community. Nominations can be made from the primary, secondary and special sector as well as from members of the community.

 

Outstanding Achievement (Three awards, one for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools)

These awards are open to children and young people who have demonstrated excellent achievement, shown ambition, dedication and present as a positive role model to others.

Judging for this category will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Evidence of the pupil achieving excellence
  • Evidence of how the pupil demonstrates ambition and dedication in their education
  • Evidence of how the pupil presents as a positive role model to others

 

Artist of the Year

This award category is looking for the pupil who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts; perhaps through a school stage show/ performance or arts led project, a musical performance or a creative project for the academic year 2018-19. Nomainations can be from the primary, secondary or special sector

 

Scientist of the Year

This award category is looking for a pupil who excels in any aspect of Science! Perhaps they do this through high attainment or perhaps they just simply love the subject – whatever the reason if they shine in any Science lesson then when want to hear about them! Applications can also include STEM projects. Nominations can be from the primary, secondary or special sector.

 

Sports Person of the Year

This category is looking for a pupil who excels in the sports – either because they are an exceptional team player, because they have overcome adversity to participate, they are talented in their sport or all of the above! Nominations can be from the primary, secondary or special sector.

 

Apprentice of the Year

This award recognises and celebrates an excellent apprentice who has not only progressed well in both their knowledge and skill development but also made an exceptional contribution to the workplace.

Judging for this category will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Evidence of commitment to achieving the best possible results
  • Evidence that the apprentice has made very good progress and is achieving well
  • Evidence of the exceptional contribution made to his or her workplace

 

Teacher of the Year

This award is to recognise an excellent teacher who brings passion, knowledge, skills and determination to the classroom to engage and inspire children and young people to thrive and achieve well.

Judging for this category will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Evidence of impact on the progress and attainment of the pupils they teach
  • Sharing of inspirational practice across their own educational setting, and ideally, with other local education settings
  • Evidence of the teacher valuing and continuing their own professional development

 

Support Champion of the Year

This award category seeks to acknowledge an outstanding contribution made to school life by a member of the non-teaching team within a school. The award may be given because this team member has supported a child, a group of students, families or colleagues, going above and beyond and making a real difference to someone’s life.

 

Team of the Year

This award is open to departments and teams within early years settings and schools, it recognises the contribution these teams make by working together to ensure children and young people thrive and achieve well.

Judging for this category will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Evidence of how the team works together to provide teaching and learning opportunities that inspire and engage pupils in ways that help students make rapid progress in their learning
  • Evidence of the impact this team have brought to the school
  • Evidence of the lasting effect of the team’s work

 

Educational Leadership Award

This award is for the exceptional team or individual leadership. We are looking for nominations that demonstrate and show, by a range of key performance indicators why they are outstanding, highlighting key successes for the academic year 2018-19. The award may be for an individual or a team working across the primary, secondary or special sector.

 

Governing Body of the Year

This award is open to governing bodies who have shown outstanding leadership and contributed well to the success of their schools

Judging for this category will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Evidence of good teamwork and commitment
  • Evidence of effective support and challenge
  • Evidence of positive outcomes

 

Next Generation: Business Partnership of the Year

This award seeks to acknowledge exceptional partnerships between education and business that provide children and young people with world of work experiences that promote aspiration and ambition in the next generation of workers. The award is open to primary, secondary and special schools

 

Diversity & Inclusion Award

This award seeks to acknowledge outstanding work within a school or organisation that promotes inclusion and supports diversity. Nominations may include successful projects or partnerships that have improved provision for pupils and led to better outcomes for those involved. The award is open to primary, secondary or special schools as well as to other organisations working with children and young people.

 

Curriculum Innovation Award

How is your school transforming new ways to learn with a creative, innovative and pioneering – technology or non -technology based approach? How innovative is your curriculum – your approach to learning – the experiences you offer your pupils? Have you and your team developed a curriculum offer that is unique and is making a real difference? – If so this is the award for you!

 

Transforming Lives Through Partnership Award

This award seeks to reward schools and organisations for successful partnerships that have improved outcomes and experiences for individuals or groups of pupils. Nominations should be able to demonstrate through its own identified performance indicators the positive impact the partnership has had on school / individual life experiences. The award is open to primary, secondary or special schools as well as to other organisations working with children and young people.

 

School of the Year

What have been the great successes for your school this year? Has it been a stand out year for you  – if so this is the award for you! We are looking for a school that has inspired pupils, parents or the community and achieved great things. The award is open to primary,  secondary or special schools.

 

 

Please refer to the criteria of these awards when submitting a nomination.