The finalists of the first National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education have been announced.
A total of five deserving nominees have been unveiled in each category following decisions by an independent judging panel of educational experts and a tranche of impressive entries for the inaugural event.
The Awards was launched by NAPCE in 2019 and is the first UK-wide scheme to recognise outstanding achievements across pastoral care in education settings.
A host of influential organisations have lined up to support the first National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education by sponsoring categories including TES, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), Blue Sky Education, The Thrive Approach and Taylor and Francis.
This is the first time ever an event has been organised to recognise the fantastic achievements across schools in the UK on pastoral care.
It has been created to provide much deserved recognition for the people and schools who are doing great work and to shine a light on good practice in pastoral care.
The Awards is an excellent opportunity to share good practice in pastoral care and to raise awareness of where pastoral support is making a real difference in the educational experience of young people.
It also encourages new initiatives and ideas in pastoral care and recognises the contributions being made to developing policy and practice in pastoral support.
Phil Jones, Chair of NAPCE and a member of the independent judging panel said: “We received so many brilliant entries for the first National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education and I want to thank everyone who took part.
“The Awards has become established very quickly and we hope to now be able to offer it for many years to come.
“Thank you again to all of our fantastic sponsors and, of course, huge congratulations to the finalists in each category.
“Standards of entry were extremely high which underlines the achievement you have made in making the finals.
“I wish you all luck for the big event later in the year, whether that’s able to take place in person or online.”
Pastoral Development of the Year – Sponsored by NAPCE
(A pastoral initiative or idea that has achieved positive outcomes and has improved the learning experience and future life chances, for young people)
ACS International School, Boarding – Cobham, Surrey
Anneliese Walker, Nidderdale High School – Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Dan Midgley, Malet Lambert School – Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Malet Lambert , Peer Mentoring Scheme – Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Mr Shaun Easton, All Saints Catholic School and Technology College, Dagenham, Essex
Pastoral Leader Of The Year – Sponsored by Taylor and Francis
(Has a passion for pastoral care that is shared with colleagues to inspire and motivate them to make a real difference in the lives of the young people they work with)
Rebecca Finn, Cardinal Newman Catholic High School – Warrington, Cheshire
Dave Richardson, Kingdown School – Warminster, Wiltshire
Lena Dhrona, North London Grammar School – Hendon, London
Sarah Freeman, The Park Community School – Barnstaple, Devon
Laura Howieson, St Michael’s Middle School –Colehill, Dorset
Pastoral Member of Staff of the Year – Sponsored by TES
(A member of staff who works in pastoral care and who always makes the extra effort to support young people to enable them to become effective learners and achieve success)
Ms Ceri Ellis, Rhyl High School –North Wales
Sunita Mall, Morecambe Road School – Lancashire
Mr Dominic Riste, All Saints Catholic School and Technology College – Dagenham, Essex
Melanie Ennis, Archway Learning Trust- Nottingham
Deborah Mason, Silver Spring Primary Academy – Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
Pastoral School of The Year – Sponsored by Blue Sky Education
(A school that can demonstrate a commitment to pastoral care and support for learners that makes a real difference in the progress and personal development of young people in the school)
The Grove School – Tottenham, London
Shaftesbury High School – Harrow, Middlesex
The Stanway School – Colchester Essex
All Saints Catholic School and Technology College- Dagenham Essex
Brighton Hill Community School – Hampshire
Pastoral Team of the Year – Sponsored by The Thrive Approach
(A team that works in pastoral care and can demonstrate a determination to support young people to achieve their full potential and a positive impact on the young people they work with)
Moor End Academy – Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Pastoral Support Team – Cardinal Newman Catholic High School – Warrington, Cheshire
Guidance Team – Churchill Community College – Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Pastoral Managers- Julie Ayres, Hannah Jolly, Gieves La Fosse and Lauren Koster, – The Ramsey Academy, Halstead, Essex
Silver Springs Primary Academy – Stalybridge, Cheshire
Raising Awareness About Pastoral Care – Sponsored by Association of School and College Leaders
(An individual, group or organisation who through their actions have raised awareness about pastoral care or pastoral issues and encouraged positive improvements for the benefit of young people)
Sean Henn – The Berne Institute – Kegworth, Derby
Pat Sowa – Starfish – Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Dr Bronagh McKee – Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland
King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls – Handsworth, Birmingham
Glenlola Collegiate School Pastoral Care Team – Glenlola Collegiate School, Bangor , Northern Ireland
Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Care – Sponsored by NAPCE
(A person, group or organisation that has made a real difference for the benefit of young people in the area of pastoral care)
Glenlola Collegiate School – Bangor, Northern Ireland
Jackie O’Hanlon, Shaftesbury High School –Harrow, Middlesex
Eileen Pavey, Litcham School – Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Tor Bank School, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ann Armstrong, All Saints Catholic School and Technology College – Dagenham, Essex
The Awards ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in July but has been postponed because of the Covid-19 crisis.
NAPCE has made tentative plans to host an event in September 2020, but is also looking at back up plans to announce the winners online if a physical event is not feasible within the chosen timeframe.
There will be a prize of £100 for the school or institution for the winners of each category and individuals will also be recognised for their achievements.