The Lancashire Post is proud to announce the launch of the Education Awards 2017

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We would like to invite you to nominate your school, students, teachers and support staff in the Lancashire Post Education Awards.

These awards, now in their seventh year, will celebrate primary and secondary education across central Lancashire.

This year's sponsors

This year's sponsors

Sponsored by UCLan and BAE Systems, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make within the education sector on a daily basis.

There are twelve categories in total and they are:

Primary School of the Year Award

Secondary School of the Year Award

Primary School Pupil of the Year Award

Secondary School Pupil of the Year Award

Sustainable School Award

Sports Achievement Award

Inspirational Teaching Award

Unsung Hero Award

Young Scientist/Engineer of the Year Award

Creative Arts Award ** New for 2017 **

Educational Trips Award

Headteacher of the Year Award

Each category has its own criteria for nomination, which you can see below.

We are inviting ALL schools to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates.

How do you nominate?

To nominate your school, pupil, teacher or member of staff couldn’t be easier.

Simply send in your entry by post to: Education Awards, The Lancashire Post, c/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool FY4 2DP.

Or you can email your nomination to competitions@lep.co.uk . Closing date for nominations is Friday May 26th.

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person you are nominating and a brief explanation (in no more than 250 words) why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number.

A panel of judges will examine all nominations and select shortlisted finalists in each category. All finalists will be invited to a prestigious presentation evening, where the winners, as chosen by the judges, will be announced.

The Awards Evening

The awards presentation evening will be at The Charter Theatre, Preston on Wednesday June 28th. So, if you are nominating, please remember this date for your diary!

It is now over to you to let us know who you would like to nominate for an award and be in with the chance of winning one of these prestigious titles.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Good Luck!

Categories and Criteria

Secondary School of the Year Award sponsored by UCLan

This award recognises a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Primary School of the Year Award sponsored by Preston North End FC

This award recognises a school for their positive contribution to the community, raising pupil achievement or collaborative work with other schools to raise standards and inspire learning.

Secondary School Pupil of the Year sponsored by Inspira

Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school!

Primary School Pupil of the Year sponsored by Merlin Entertainements

Recognition of a pupil who has made an outstanding contribution, academic or otherwise. This pupil exerts a positive influence on other students, is approachable by staff and pupils alike and is happy to get involved in activities for the school. An all round good citizen for your school.

Inspirational Teaching Award sponsored by Westinghouse

This award recognises teachers who have made a significant contribution to the success of their students and provided an inspiration to children.

Sports Achievement Award sponsored by UCLan

Rewarding an individual or team for excelling in a particular sport or sports at school or through their dedication and commitment outside of school hours.

Sustainable School Award sponsored Sainsburys

This category recognises schools that have developed environmental awareness and sustainable development education across all the curriculum areas and the life of the school

Headteacher of the Year Award sponsored by Cuadrilla and Centrica

This award recognises headteachers that provide inspirational leadership, who motivate and involve staff, children and young people across the school, bringing learning to life and inspiring all to fulfil their potential.

Young Scientist/Engineer of the Year sponsored by BAE Systems

This award will recognise an individual who has displayed outstanding achievement, or improvement, in science or engineering.

Unsung Hero Award sponsored by Lancashire Post

The focus is on paying tribute to those who make a significant contribution to the school community behind the scenes and have a positive impact on day-to-day life.

Educational Trips Award sponsored by Omega Holidays

This award recognises educational visits that have empowered a student to discover a new way of learning. Consideration will be given to new experiences, involvement of students from varying abilities and backgrounds, bonding experiences, contribution to development and confidence, as well as the delivery of learning objectives and increased enthusiasm.

Creative Arts Award sponsored by Preston Guild Hall

This award will recognise the exceptional talent of a pupil involved in any aspect of the creative arts and digital industries including fashion, photography, graphic design, performing arts, music, media, fine art, and digital production.