Vote now for your Hackney Schools Star

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Do you know a brilliant teacher, a fabulous school cook, a caring caretaker or an inspirational teaching assistant? Hackney Schools Stars is a chance to nominate any member of staff for a special award if they work in schools and early years. You know who makes such a huge difference to our children’s lives, so are you a parent, guardian or school governor? Are you a young person who would like to say thank you? Now is your chance.



Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney
Every year Hackney Council and Hackney Learning Trust celebrate our amazing staff with the Hackney Stars awards, but from this year we want to open this out to our schools staff. Our parents, guardians and children know who those shining stars are in our schools, as they interact with them every single day. So we need your help! Please take the time to nominate your unsung heroes who tirelessly work to achieve great results or deliver special care to you or your children – whatever or however that may be. We want to hear your stories. I am delighted each year that our children and young people are getting life-changing results in their GCSEs and A-Levels and are primary children are also excelling. We provide some of the best schools in the country and teachers, therapists, admin staff, cooks and cleaners, to name but a few, have made this happen. They really deserve to be thanked for what they do by you.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

Every year Hackney Council recognises its hard-working staff through the Hackney Stars awards scheme, and this year Schools Stars winners will join them to receive an award at Hackney Town Hall, presented by the Mayor, Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble and Chief Executive of Hackney Council, Tim Shields.

The categories are:

  • Teacher of the Year (for all teaching staff)
  • Hackney Schools Star (for all non-teaching schools support workers, those who work in schools who aren’t teaching but are delivering a service in a school)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (for teaching and non-teaching staff who have worked their career in Hackney for over 15 years)

More about the categories:

Teacher of the Year

Teachers have some of the most challenging but extremely rewarding jobs. We want to make sure that they get the recognition they deserve. We are looking for outstanding teachers who continually strive for their pupils, support them to achieve, who have improved results, who are innovative and forward thinking, and make a real mark on our children and young people. What they do shapes and changes lives: please nominate your amazing teachers.

Hackney Schools Star

It's not just teachers who make a good impression on children, parents and guardians; whether they are staff who are cooking meals, cleaning, managing facilities and keeping things running, caring for our early years children, providing brilliant clubs or special educational services - without these dedicated staff - schools would struggle to reach the high standards we expect. Often in the background - our support staff are essential to meet all of our children's needs on a daily basis.

Lifetime Achievement

This award is to recognise a teacher or schools staff who has proved their dedication and commitment to Hackney. They will have served over fifteen years in their organisation or in service to children in Hackney. The judges will be looking for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the borough, and deserves recognition for being an amazing ambassador over their years of service.

Nominating is easy! Please go to www.hackney.gov.uk/hackney-schools-stars where you can find an online form, or print off a paper version.

Deadline midnight 21 December.