Award Categories

School and organisational categories

1. Excellent Practice in Early Years Award

What is the award for? 

Early years’ organisations where they have improved outcomes for children with SEND through their outstanding practice. 

Who is eligible? 

Any settings with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage can apply, for example, schools, any private, voluntary or independent (PVI) setting such as pre-schools, nurseries, child minders, special schools 

 
2. Excellent Practice in Post-16 education

What is the award for? 

Post-16 providers who educate young people over the age of 16  where they have improved outcomes for young people with SEND through their outstanding practice. 

Who is eligible? 

Any post-16 setting can apply, for example, schools with sixth forms, further education colleges, pupil referral units, special schools.

3. Excellent Practice in Primary School Award

What is the award for? 

Any schools who educate primary-aged children where they have improved outcomes for those children with SEND through their outstanding practice. 

Who is eligible?

Any school (maintained or independent) with primary-aged children can apply, for example, infant schools, junior schools, primary schools, first schools and middle schools, all through schools, pupil referral units, special schools etc.

4. Excellent Practice in Secondary School Award

What is the award for?

Any school who educate secondary-aged children and young people where they have improved outcomes for those children and young people with SEND through their outstanding practice. 

Who is eligible?

Any school (maintained or independent) with secondary-aged children and young people can apply, for example, high schools, middle schools, secondary schools, all through schools, pupil referral units, special schools etc.

 
5. Excellent Practice in Special School or Provision Award

What is the award for?

Any special school, setting or provision who have improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND through their outstanding outreach work.

Who is eligible?

Any specialist setting (maintained or independent) can apply, including alternative provision, for example special schools, resource based provision, pupil referral units etc

 
6. Exceptional Parental Engagement Award

What is the award for?

Any educational setting that can demonstrate they have engaged positively with parents or carers of children and young people with SEND which has resulted in improved outcomes for these children and young people and their families. 

Who is eligible?

Any education setting. This could be in early years, primary, secondary or further education.

7. Effective Technology or Resource Award

What is the award for?

Any organisation or educational setting that can demonstrate that they have been able to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND through the effective use of technology or other resource(s).    Do we want to include individuals (who may have created a resource)?

Who is eligible?

Any organisation or educational setting. This could be a commercial company or a setting in early years, primary, secondary or further education, for example. 

Individual Categories

8. Young person/Youth achievement Award

Who is the award for?

A child or young person who has achieved against the odds and/or made a difference to the lives of other people with SEND. 

Who is eligible? 

Any child or young person up to the age of 25. 

9. Inspirational Teacher Award

Who is the award for?

A teacher who has demonstrated commitment and excellent practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Who is eligible? 

This award is open to all teachers/tutors/practitioners in any setting.

10. Inspirational Leader Award

Who is the award for?

A leader from any setting who has inspired others to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. 

Who is eligible?

Any leaders within any educational setting, for example, head teachers, SENCos, Nursery Managers, Heads of Department, FE Leaders etc.

11. Learning Support Staff Award

Who is the award for?

Anyone in a learning support role who has demonstrated commitment and excellent practice which has improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND 

Who is eligible?

This award is open to all learning support staff in any setting.

12. Lifetime Achievement Award

Who is the award for?

An inspirational individual who, through their dedication over a significant amount of time, has had a meaningful impact on the lives of children and young people with SEND. 

Who is eligible? 

This award is open to all individuals working in any setting.

 

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