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 14 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 and anyone involved with education in Thurrock are invited to send us a nomination using the form below.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 22 September 2017.
The awards will be presented on the evening of Friday 10 November 2017 at The Civic Hall in Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU.
All short-listed nominees will enter a prize draw, to take place on the awards ceremony evening, for a free 7-day cruise to the Norwegian Fjords donated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
Award categories and sponsors
Sponsors join us each year to honour exceptional teaching professionals, early years practitioners, governors and support staff across Thurrock.
|Overall main sponsor||DP World London Gateway|
|Outstanding early years practitioner||ALM Training|
|Outstanding new teacher||Strategy Education|
|Aspiring leader||Palmers Solicitors|
|Creative teaching and learning||High House Production Park|
|Education support||Print Warehouse|
|Excellence in English and/or maths||ALM Training|
|Excellence in science and technologies||Thames Oil Port|
|Inspiring career opportunity||DP World London Gateway|
|Governor, governing board or trust||Kingston Smith|
|Teacher of the year in primary education, special education or alternative provision||Strategy Education|
|Teacher of the year in secondary education, special education, alternative or post-16 provision||Port of Tilbury|
|Head teacher of the year in primary education||HW Wilson Ltd|
|Head teacher of the year in secondary education, special education, alternative or post-16 provision||Port of Tilbury|
|Outstanding contribution to education in Thurrock||HW Wilson Ltd|
All complete nominations will be considered for short-listing by senior officers of the council.
When short-lists have been decided, the names on each entry will be removed. Winners will be picked anonymously by the award sponsors and different senior officers.
Education awards have been presented annually since 2014. Read about our: