Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 3°C


Call to nominate outstanding Essex teachers for awards

06 September, 2017 - 15:16
Essex Teaching Awards winners in 2016. Picture: PAUL STARR

Essex Teaching Awards winners in 2016. Picture: PAUL STARR


Outstanding teachers deserving recognition are being sought for the 2018 Essex Teaching Awards.

Pupils, parents and staff are being asked to nominate those who have gone the extra mile as the new academic year gets underway.

Essex County Council’s annual awards includes categories from new teachers to the lifetime achievement award.

Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “Teachers and school staff play a vital role in the lives of children and young people in Essex.

“These awards provide an ideal opportunity to acknowledge their commitment and hard work, and are another example of how we are supporting schools with the recruitment and retention of teachers.

“Whether you work in a school yourself or are a governor, pupil or parent, I would encourage you to think about the excellent contributions made by school staff last year and nominate anyone you feel is deserving of an award.”

Nominations will close on Friday, November 17, 2017 with the awards held in February. Go to

Suffolk’s Tory MPs look set to vote together to support Theresa May in Wednesday night’s confidence vote on her leadership – but in Essex the picture is somewhat different.

Conservative MPs from across Suffolk and Essex have been making their views known on Theresa May’s vote of confidence which is set to take place this evening.

A £750,000 revamp of St Peters Wharf on Ipswich’s waterfront has been announced – with work set to kick-off in January.

Colchester Zoo have said goodbye to one of their most loved animals who had been a resident since 1980.

A new 80-room hotel and coffee shop development in Bury St Edmunds had been scheduled to open in January, but has now been put off.

A Suffolk couple have denied being in charge of a dangerously out of control animal after a landowner was allegedly bitten on the thigh by their bulldog.

Today, Universal Credit will be introduced in the few last remaining isolated pockets of the country where it has yet to be introduced - including two towns in Suffolk.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24