Raising the Bar awards are launched for education in Suffolk

Have your say

Suffolk County Council has launched an awards scheme which will flag up excellence in education as part of the Raising the Bar initiative.

The Raising the Bar awards will be announced in March and will recognise teachers, support staff, governors and young people for their determination to learn.

There are 12 categories and the awards are open to all publicly funded educational establishments including Early Years Foundation stage providers through to colleges within the county.

Anyone can nominate someone and people can also nominate themselves.

Business leaders are backing the awards and the East of England Copop is this year’s lead sponsor.

Cllr Lisa Chambers, Suffolk cabinet member for education, skills and young people, said: “Individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to delivering high quality education in our county should receive the recognition they deserve.

“The Raising the Bar awards are about rewarding ambition, hard work and excellence within Suffolk’s education system. By celebrating success we hope to raise awareness of these achievements across the county and see best practice adopted more widely.”

The award categories are: Innovation in Education and Skills, Excellence in Achievement, Teaching Excellence, Educational Leader of the Year, Visionary Management, Governor, Trustee or Non-executive of the Year, Partnership in Education, Support Staff of the Year, Young Person of the Year - three awards based on age, Business Partner of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Significant Contribution to Education in Suffolk.

Nominations for the awards close at 11am on Wednesday February 12.

To make a nomination or find out more go to raising the bar awards