Raising the Bar 2015 awards team want nominations for the best schools, people and places

Roger Fern accepts the Significant Contribution to Education award from Mark Emms from Norse.

Roger Fern accepts the Significant Contribution to Education award from Mark Emms from Norse. - Credit: Archant

Time is running out to nominate people, schools and projects for the Raising the Bar Awards 2015, which recognise excellence across education in Suffolk.

Volunteer of the Year Sonia Chopra receives her award from sponsor Mark Harrod.

Volunteer of the Year Sonia Chopra receives her award from sponsor Mark Harrod. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar team needs your nominations – these could be a star pupil, fantastic teacher, great governor or support staff, as well as many more categories.

The EADT is showcasing different categories from the awards each week. This week we are featuring the Unsung Hero of the Year and Inspirational Young Person awards.

Nominations close on Tuesday, April 21 – so do not miss out on your opportunity to recognise someone or somewhere that is Raising the Bar in Suffolk.

Nominating is quick and simple, visit www.rtbawards.com/nominate, select the category you are nominating in and complete and send the short online form.


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Unsung Hero of the Year

The Unsung Hero of the Year award will recognise an unpaid volunteer or parent who goes above and beyond what is expected to improve education and their local community.

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The awards is for those who are not necessarily in the spotlight, but make a significant contribution to the community of the school or education setting they support.

This award is open to any unpaid volunteer (including parents), involved with Early Years Foundation Stage providers (including childminders, nurseries and pre-schools), any type of schools, colleges, higher education and other learning providers.

Inspirational Young Person of the Year

The Inspirational Young Person of the Year award is for a child or young person who is a role model and inspires others.

It is to recognise a child or young person whose attitude and positive approach to life has a direct impact on the social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of the lives of others.

This category is split into three age groups:

n Primary (Year 1 to Year 6)

n Secondary (Year 7 to Year11)

n Post 16 education/training

The judges will be looking for evidence of acting as a role model and positive impact on other young people.

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