The Journal is today launching awards which will recognise the very best of the work that is going on in the North East’s schools.
We have teamed up with our sister paper on Teesside, The Evening Gazette, and sponsors Teesside University, The Education Network and Blueline Taxis to put together awards for the hard and often unsung work done in making a real difference to our children’s education.
From inspirational teachers and dedicated school staff to the hard-working pupils themselves, there are hundreds of people who work to make the North-East’s schools some of the best in the country.
And this June, they will get to see their work rewarded with awards that will be the envy of the region.
The nine prizes are split into two sections, with five awards for projects going on in schools and five recognising the best staff in the region’s education.
Every school in the North East will get information on how to apply for the awards, but parents and children can also nominate teachers and other school staff they think deserve recognition.
Journal editor Brian Aitken said: “The School Awards are recognition that our schools are full of hard-working, dedicated people.
“Teachers and support staff in schools do amazing things every day and we want to show that to the world.”
Prizes are on offer for schools doing projects in four categories: the Sustainable School Award, the Healthy Living Award, the Best School in the Community Award and the Learning through Internet and ICT Award.
There will also be gongs for the most inspirational teacher in a primary school , the best teacher in a secondary school, caretaker of the year, school support staff of the year and headteacher of the year.