Education awards

Celebrating excellence in education

Thurrock's education awards celebrate excellence in the borough's early years, school and post-16 education. They recognise the importance of education as the foundation for a good quality of life and future success.

There are 11 award categories for early years staff, teachers, support staff, teams, head teachers, 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 are invited to make a nomination.

Winners for the 2022 awards were announced on Friday 8 July 2022.

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 Thames Freeport and Greenergy
Excellence in early years education DG International
Newcomer of the year Strategy Education
Teaching and school support of the year Moore Kingston Smith
Excellence in English or science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) DP World London Gateway
Excellence in sport or the creative arts Impulse Leisure
Inclusive opportunities for skills development DG International
Mental health and well-being champion Palmers Solicitors
Teacher of the year – primary H W Wilson Ltd
Teacher of the year – secondary, including post-16 DG International
Education leader of the year Port of Tilbury
Going the Extra Mile (GEM) award H W Wilson Ltd

Previous awards

Education awards were first presented in 2014. There were no awards in 2020 and 2021. Read about: