Greater Manchester Schools Awards

Award Categories & Sponsors 

Executive Sponsors

“The Manchester College is the number one provider of 16-19 education in Greater Manchester and one of the largest Further Education colleges in the UK.

“Our courses are developed in partnership with leading local and national employers and our award-winning staff are experienced in their field and specialists in their industry.

“We want all of our students to reach their full potential so we are committed to quality at every level in a positive and inclusive environment. Together, we’re supporting every student on a career journey, rather than simply enrolling them on a course, and investing in improving teaching and learning.

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In terms of the support we offer school leavers, we provide a holistic approach to a young person’s career choice by offering a wide range of opportunities, supporting student progression locally and serving the whole community with a full vocational and academic offer across the Greater Manchester area.

Lisa O’Loughlin, Principal of The Manchester College

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Award Categories and Sponsors

    • Healthy Living Award

      This award is for an individual, class or whole school who make it a priority to lead a healthy lifestyle. This could be by encouraging exercise, or teaching pupils about eating healthy foods. Maybe at your school you grow vegetables or have an allotment, or a project to encourage fitness, well-being or mental health? If your school makes healthy living a priority tell us about it! 

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    • School In The Community Award

      This award is for a class, year group or whole school who play an active role in their local community.  That may be through raising money for charity, performing in the community, helping others in the community or working together to make your local community a better place. Tell us about the inspirational work you do in the local area!

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    • School Communication Award

      For this award we are looking for a school with exceptional internal and external communication. This could be through a VLE portal, blog, social media (Twitter / Facebook), Website or school newspaper. The school should demonstrate fun and interesting communication engaging with teachers, pupils, parents, and the wider community.

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    • Class / Team of the Year

      Does your school have an outstanding class or team? We want to hear how pupils and teachers have worked together to really stand out. It could be a sports team that has trained hard, or an orchestra / choir or drama group have worked together on a performance. Maybe a class within the school has really excelled, or completed a project? Tell us about your inspirational teams!

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    • School Support Staff of the Year

      This award is for any member of non-teaching school staff, who has played a vital role in the running of the school and the happiness and security of the children.  It may be a teaching assistant, administrative staff, care taker, careers advisor or any other member of support or administrative staff who make a real difference to individual children, classes or the whole school.

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    • Student Teacher of the Year

      This award is open to all student teachers on a placement in Greater Manchester Schools as part of a School led or University led teacher training course. Tell us all about the excellent teachers of the future! (Newly qualified teachers (NQT’s) should apply for Inspirational Teacher of the Year)

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    • Inspirational Teacher of the Year

      Do you know an inspirational teacher? We are looking for a teacher who has shown constant dedication, kindness and understanding, inspiring young people every day. Tell us about the teachers that go the extra mile to give the best opportunities to the children they teach through their education and playing a vital role in their day to day school life. This award is for a teacher in a nursery, first, primary, middle, high or secondary school  teachers.

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    • Head Teacher of the Year

      This award is for outstanding Primary and Secondary school leaders, whose guidance and leadership help to create a dynamic learning environment, where the pupils are happy and encouraged to reach their full potential. Tell us about your outstanding head teachers and why they should be put forward for this award.

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    • Primary School of the Year

      This will be awarded to the Primary School who in the opinion of the judges have had an outstanding academic year. This may embrace improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. Schools applying may have made, developed or built upon partnerships in the local community, achieved new credentials, or competition success, whatever your school’s achievements tell us about them and win the recognition you deserve for your hard work

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    • Secondary School of the Year

      This will be awarded to the Secondary School who in the opinion of the judges have had an outstanding academic year. This may embrace improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. Schools applying may have made, developed or built upon partnerships in the local community, achieved new credentials, or competition success, whatever your school’s achievements tell us about them and win the recognition you deserve for your hard work.

      Download your entry form here»