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Your chance to vote for which Cheshire school is top of the class

Launch of the inaugural Cheshire Schools Awards in association with executive partner Excell Supply

Nominations for the first Cheshire Schools Awards, in association with Excell Supply, are now open

Entries are now open for the first Cheshire Schools Awards.

Whether you are a teacher, pupil or parent, this exciting and prestigious new event is your chance to salute your school as we aim to find and celebrate the best.

It’s free to enter. Simply download an entry form select a category, or more than one if it applies to your school, complete the entry form and return it to us by the deadline of Friday, May 22. It’s as easy as that!

There are nine categories for you to enter and you can enter more than one.

If you think any of the categories apply to someone in your school, class or even your teacher, then enter to see if your school really is top of the form.

Nominations received will be judged by our panel and the successful shortlist will be revealed in June.

All successful schools shortlisted will be invited to attend a free celebratory lunch, and awards ceremony held at the Queen Hotel, Chester on Wednesday, July 8.

You can email your entry to entry to events@cheshireschoolsawards or send it to Cheshire Schools Awards, Events Department, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.

If you have any questions, call the events team on 01244 606472 or tweet @CheshireSchools.

Trinity Mirror Cheshire Schools Awards

The categories

Healthy Living Award

For a class or whole school who makes it a priority to lead a healthy lifestyle. This could be by exercising more, drinking more water, eating healthy foods or growing vegetables to use in the kitchen.

Tell about the projects your school, class or individuals have been involved in to help promote healthy living.

Active Community Award

This award is for a class, year group or whole school who play an active role in their local community. It may be raising money for a local charity, getting involved in the local church, planting and weeding an allotment or helping the elderly locally. The school may put on shows and concerts for members of their local community to attend and enjoy.

Best School Newspaper/ Website Award

Open to all schools that have produced a newspaper / website in the 2014/15 academic year. To qualify, schools must produce a publication / website that contain relevant news for their audience.

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 or any other member of support or administrative staff who make a real difference to individual children, classes or the whole school.

Head Teacher of the Year

For an outstanding school leader, whose guidance and leadership has helped create a dynamic learning environment, where the pupils are happy and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Inspirational Teacher of the Year

We are looking for a teacher who has shown constant dedication, kindness and understanding, inspiring young people every day. This award is for a teacher that goes the extra mile to give children the best opportunities in their education. This could be a teacher in any key stage school that inspire their students to learn and encourage them to pursue their goals, giving them skills and the enthusiasm they need to make a positive impact on their life.

Class of the Year

This award is for an outstanding class and teacher. They will have worked together to really stand out in every aspect of school life, whether it be through a campaign, project or simply helping to make their school a better place.

Excell Supply Ltd Primary School of the Year

This will be awarded to the school that in the opinion of the judges has had an outstanding academic year. This may be improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. You may have made or built upon partnership in the local or business community, achieved new green credentials, or achieved competition success.

Whatever your achievements, tell us about them and achieve the recognition you deserve for your hard work.

Excell Supply Ltd Secondary School of the Year

This will be awarded to the school that in the opinion of the judges has had an outstanding academic year. This may be improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. You may have made or built upon partnership in the local or business community, achieved new green credentials, or achieved competition success.

Whatever your achievements, tell us about them and achieve the recognition you deserve for your hard work.

Excell Supply logo for Cheshire Schools Awards

Excell Supply is delighted to be supporting the Cheshire Schools Awards in the inaugural year.

Primary schools are where our children begin their educational journey and set them on the right course for the rest of their school career.

Excell Supply is proud to be a provider of teachers and support staff to local schools and colleges who are providing our children with the best possible education.

We are looking forward to the announcement of the shortlists in June and the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced in July.

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