Education awards

Celebrating excellence in education

Thurrock's education awards celebrate excellence in the borough's schools. They recognise the importance of education as the foundation for a good quality of life and future success.

There are 11 award categories for teachers, head teachers, support staff, teams, governors and trusts that have gone the extra mile in sharing their effort, enthusiasm and talent.

Parents, pupils, colleagues, providers, partners and all involved with education in Thurrock were invited to make a nomination.

The closing date for nominations was Sunday 13 October 2019.

The awards will be presented on the evening of Friday 29 November 2019.

All shortlisted nominators and nominees will enter a prize draw – to take place during the awards ceremony – for a 12-night cruise for 2 people, from Tilbury to the Iceland and the Northern Isles, departing on Sunday 9 August 2020, donated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages.

Award sponsors

Sponsors make this event possible and join us each year to honour the exceptional teaching professionals, early years practitioners, governors and support staff across Thurrock.

Category Sponsor
Overall main sponsors DP World London Gateway and Greenergy
Excellence in early years education Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Newcomer of the year Strategy Education
Teaching and school support of the year Palmers Solicitors
Excellence in English or science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) Greenergy
Opportunities in skills development ALM Training
Excellence in creative arts or culture High House Production Park
Mental health and well-being champion Kingston Smith
Teacher of the year – primary DP World London Gateway
Teacher of the year – secondary Port of Tilbury
Education leader of the year HW Wilson Ltd
Unsung hero Eternity Events
Venue sponsor Impulse Leisure
Other sponsorship Print Warehouse

Previous awards

Education awards have been presented annually since 2014. Read about our: