We are delighted to announce the inaugural National Schools Awards will take place on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham and is brought to you by the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Schools & Academies Show. This celebration of the best and brightest practitioners from across the UK will form part of The Schools & Academies Show 2019, which will take place on 13th and 14th November, also at the NEC.

The National Schools Awards will consist of six awards which are designed to recognise and reward individual school leaders and schools in the UK for their fantastic work across the sector.

School Business Leader of the Year

We are looking for an exceptional school business leader who has radically reinvented the perception of the traditional school business manager within not just their own setting but across their local region and is a trailblazer for projecting professionalism. They will also show an exceptional ability to for delivering excellent resource management across their own school, ensuring financial viability whilst still improving pupil outcomes.

Income Innovator of the Year

We are looking for individuals/schools that are breaking the mould, tackling the issue of closing the funding gap in new and ingenious ways, driving significant additional revenue into their school and making the funds that they have available work harder and go further.

Leadership Team of the Year

We would like to see entries from individuals/schools that are driving the strategic direction of their school, through joined-up leadership across the SBP, Head teacher and Chair of Governor in developing a strategic plan for the school and developing appropriate budgets and long-term planning to facility these plans. The winner will be able to demonstrate the impact that they make in securing the sustainability of the school, whilst improving pupil outcomes.

School Infrastructure Innovation of the Year

We are looking for professionals/schools who have delivered significant improvements across the infrastructure of their school, including new capital build projects and improvements in ICT facilities, including new system implementation. How have you changed and shaped your school’s infrastructure to meet the changing needs of the pupils, staff and to more effectively deliver the curriculum.

School of the Year

We are looking for a school that has delivered huge improvements for their pupils’ outcomes, improved year-on-year through its exam results, introduced a new and innovative curriculum that has provided tangible results, overcome a challenging period or simply worked tirelessly to ensure the successful running of their school and general wellbeing of the staff and pupils at the school.

MAT of the Year

We are looking for a MAT that has successfully turned around their schools or has managed to grow whilst maintaining or increasing positive pupil outcomes. The MAT can be any size and should show examples of using innovation and imagination to improve their schools.

Nominations are now open to all schools and MATs across the UK. To nominate your school, colleague or MAT simply click here and complete the online nomination form. All nominations must be endorsed by the senior leadership team from your institution and the nomination process will conclude on 27th September.

Shortlisted nominees will be notified of their selection in October 2019 and all winners will be announced at the National Schools Awards on the evening of 13th November at the NEC in Birmingham.

Tickets to the National Schools Awards are available upon application. Please click on the button below to register for a ticket to the awards ceremony. We have a very limited availability so we will review all applications and send confirmation once approved. For general enquiries please contact Chris.Callaghan@govnet.co.uk

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