Paid support staff (such as teaching assistants, midday supervisors or administration staff) who show outstanding commitment and make an exceptional contribution.

For paid staff in support roles who have made a special contribution to the community of an educational setting, and/or to the education of children and young people or their social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of life.

This award is open to paid staff other than teachers in support roles such as teaching assistants, mid-day supervisors and administrative staff. This includes 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:

  • Significant contribution to the life of the community of a setting that motivates others
  • Commitment above and beyond what is normally expected

Please ensure that your nomination reflects the criteria above.

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