A headteacher, pre-school leader, principal or other educational leader that inspires others with their vision and commitment.

For headteachers, pre-school leaders, principals and other educational leaders, to celebrate their dedication, inspirational leadership and all other qualities that make a truly special leader.

This award is open to leaders from any educational setting including Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers, any type of school, colleges, higher education and other learning providers.


Judging for this category will be based on the following:

  • Evidence of personal leadership and vision
  • Impact – evidence of positive (either high or improved) outcomes (in attainment, progress, Ofsted rating)
  • Significant support of other settings (provide concrete evidence of impact)
  • Evidence of engagement with families

Please ensure that your nomination reflects the criteria above.

Click here to start making a nomination.