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The winners of the fourth annual National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education were announced at a SOLD OUT event on September 29th in Worcester.

The atmosphere was electric at Worcestershire County Cricket Ground and special guests included guest speaker Ronald Skelton M.Ed. B.Phil. B.Ed. (Hons) NPQH LLE, Headteacher and CEO of Broadway Academy in Birmingham and the longest serving headteacher in the region.

There was also entertainment for the first time from glorious young singer Sienna and a dazzling performance of Irish dancing from a team assembled by Chloe English, World Irish Dancing Champion.

The event was sponsored by Majesticare and was brilliantly hosted by NAPCE Chair Phil Jones.

A record number of nominations, fantastic finalists, brilliant winners and amazing support from across the education sector characterised the NAPCE Awards 2023.

It was described as an “ultimate triumph”.

Entry for NAPCE Awards 2024 was announced on the night and opened on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. Entries can be made here

Here are the winners and finalists of the National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education 2023.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists on your fantastic achievements.

National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education 2023 – The Winners

Pastoral School of the Year – Sponsored by Schools Consent Project
Presented by Luke Ramsden, Chair of Trustees for School Consent Project

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.

Richard Cloudesley School

Up Holland High School, Lancashire

St Patrick College Dungiven

RGS The Grange

Holy Trinity Primary School

Pastoral Team of the Year – Sponsored by Connect to Purpose
Presented by Georgina Saralis Founder and CEO, Connect to Purpose

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.

Pastoral Team, Stockport Academy

Pastoral Team at Shireland Collegiate Academy

SENDi Team Tudor Grange Academy Worcester

Institute of Policing’s Work Based Education Officers Team

Team of Student Managers, Preston College

Pastoral Member of Staff of the Year – Sponsored by North London Collegiate School, Jeju, South Korea
Presented by Jill Robson, NAPCE National Secretary

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.

Liz Tzouliou, East Barnet School

Matt Pont Beck Primary School

Raymond Kelly, St Patrick College Dungiven · Thomas Carter Stead, NLCS Jeju

Aine Deane, Sacred Heart Primary School, Derry

Pastoral Leader of the Year – Sponsored by Taylor and Francis
Presented by Mel and Ellie from Majesticare

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.

Aine Deane, Sacred Heart Primary School, Derry

Donna Merry, Southend YMCA Community School

Liz Weddle, JCoSS, Barnet

Kathryn Bates, Shireland Collegiate Academy, Smethwick

Andrew Keep, St Bees School

Pastoral Development of the Year – Sponsored by Crown House Publishing
Presented by Ron Skelton, Headteacher and CEO, Broadway Academy, Birmingham

A pastoral initiative or idea that has achieved positive outcomes and has improved the learning experience and future life chances, for young people.

Raymond Herron, St. Mary’s Christian Brothers Grammar School

Christ the King Sixth Forms

Inclusion Hub, Friern Barnet School

Leighton Park School

St. Louis Grammar School Ballymena

Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Care – Sponsored by Eileen Donnelly Educational Development Limited
Presented by Eileen Donnelly, Member of NAPCE National Executive Committee

A person, group or organisation that has made a real difference in pastoral care, for the benefit of young people.

Mohammed Adam, Manchester Academy

Girls on Board

Heather Tuffs, Nidderdale High School

Lads Like Us

Sacred Heart PS, Derry

Raising Awareness about Pastoral Care – Sponsored by The Association of School and College Leaders
Presented by Margaret Mulholland from ASCL

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.

Ellie Costello, Team Square Peg

Stephen Page, All Saints Catholic College

Pastoral Care Department, Glenlola Collegiate School

Highfield and Brookham Schools

International Contribution to Pastoral Care Award – Sponsored by Global Equality Collective
Presented by Chloe English, World Irish Dancing Champion

An international school, organisation outside of the UK or an individual working in research or in an international school outside of the UK, that has promoted or delivered high quality pastoral care.

Charlene Secondary School Kiryandongo, Uganda

Bromsgrove International School Thailand


University of Malta

International School Ikast-Brande

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