The Journal School Awards: Time to nominate the North East's education heroes

Time is running out to nominate the real heroes of North East education at The Journal's Schools Awards

Best Sustainable School Stocksfield Avenue Primary School at the Journal & Evening Gazette School Awards 2013
Best Sustainable School Stocksfield Avenue Primary School at the Journal & Evening Gazette School Awards 2013

There is still time to show your appreciation for the region’s education heroes.

The Journal’s annual School Awards is the perfect opportunity to show off everything that makes schools across the North East fantastic and recognise those who make learning a fun, creative and rewarding experience.

This year, Tyne and Wear travel operators Nexus have plumped to sponsor the Sustainable Schools category at the awards. Huw Lewis, head of communications at Nexus, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the School Awards in 2014. This is a great opportunity for schools to showcase some of the excellent work that they do, including the pupils, the teachers and the support staff.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do and that is why Nexus is pleased to be sponsoring the Sustainable Schools category. I’m looking forward to seeing some really high quality entries ahead of the awards ceremony in July.”

You can still send us a nomination for this award and all others for the 2014 event. The awards, run in partnership with our sister paper The Evening Gazette, are now in their eighth year and will this year be hosted by Anna Foster from MagicFM.

There are five individual awards up for grabs which recognise those people within a school who have really made a difference to pupils.

There are awards for an inspirational primary teacher, sponsored by Education Network, and Inspirational Secondary Teacher sponsored by the University of Sunderland. the headteacher of the year award, sponsored by Teesside University, looks for an outstanding school leader.

The awards are also looking for a caretaker of the year, sponsored by Blueline Taxis. There are also four project awards - sustainable/environmental school award, healthy school award, best school in the community and learning through internet and ICT. These must be pupil-led projects and can be made by submitting a scrapbook, DVD, video, or something else to accompany the online entry.

Entries can be made on-line at or . For more information contact Rebecca Luckley at The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday, June 2.


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