The finalists of the second National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education have been revealed.
Deserving nominees have been selected in each of the eight categories by an independent panel of judges made up educational experts.
The standard of entry was extremely high this year once again, according to NAPCE Chair Phil jones, who sits on the Panel.
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 impressive organisations have lined up to support the National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education by sponsoring categories including Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), Blue Sky Education, The Thrive Approach, Taylor and Francis , Inclusion Expert and Hult International Business School.
The event was created to shine a light on excellent practice in pastoral care and to celebrate the people 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.
Mr Jones said: “Once again we received a large range of fantastic entries for the National Awards For Pastoral Care In Education and the event is continuing to build spectacularly.
“Thank you once again to all of fantastic sponsors who returned to support the Awards again this year and to our newest supporters who came onboard for the first time.
“Huge congratulations to the finalists in each category, the standard of entry was sky high and getting to the finals is a great achievement in itself.
“Best of luck for the big presentation event later in the year, we will be revealing whether that will take place in person or online again soon.”
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)
Royal School Dungannon, Dugannon, Northern Ireland
Oakfield School, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
The Children’s Hospital School, Leicester
Limavady High School, Limavady, Northern Ireland
School for Inspiring Talents, Newton Abbott, Devon
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)
The Grove Pastoral Team, The Grove School, Tottenham, London
All Saints C of E Primary School, Wigston, Leicestershire
Limavady High School , Limavady, Northern Ireland
Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
Buxton Community School, Buxton, Derbyshire
Pastoral Member of Staff of the Year – Sponsored by Inclusion Expert
(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)
Zoe Knight, Westfield Infant School, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Julie McCartney, Limavady High School, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Dawn Sadler, Learning Mentor at Moulton Primary School, Moulton, Northamptonshire
Dr Helen O’Connor, St. Swithun’s School, Winchester, Hampshire
Mrs Shanie Thorpe, Bishop Challoner School, Basingstoke, Hampshire
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)
Miss Laura Fisher, Limavady High School, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Helen Burton (Deputy Headteacher) Belmont Community School, Belmont Durham
Luke Ramsden, Senior Deputy Head, St Benedict’s School, Ealing
Micki Handford, The Children’s Hospital School, Leicester
Alison Simpson, Cobden Primary School, Loughborough, Leicestershire
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)
TRT (Trauma Recovery & Training) Student Support and mentoring Intervention Programme
St. Swithun’s School, Winchester, Hampshire – Positive Education Curriculum
Jenny Kay, Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire – Flourish Personal Development Programme
The Children’s Hospital School, Leicester – The Thrive Programme
Buxton & Leek College, Leek, Staffordshire – My team (Learner Journey Team), BLC INVEST
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)
Jan Ashton, Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
Sarah Cockerline, Oakfield School, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Nicola Wright, Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
Claire Gibbs, Ridgeway Secondary School, Redditch, Worcestershire
AchieveNI, Belfast, Northern Ireland
International Contribution to Pastoral Care – Sponsor The Hult International Business School
(An international school or 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)
Bromsgrove International School, Thailand
Stephany Herzog, International School of Zug and Luzern
Child1st Consultancy Limited
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)
The results of this category will be announced at the Presentation Event later this year, details of this will be announced shortly.
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.