It was a night of celebration for teachers and schools across the country, as the winners of the Tes Schools Awards – one of the most prestigious events in the education calendar – were announced in June. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Education’, the awards celebrate the extraordinary commitment, quality and innovation shown by teachers and support staff across the UK, and are now in their landmark 15th year.
The awards ceremony, which unites the best early years, primary and secondary education providers at both state and independent schools, took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The panel of judges comprised school leaders, experts and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the judges and the judging process has helped establish the awards as a well-respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.
Caterham School was announced as the Independent Senior School of the Year and its team took to the stage to be presented with their award by actor James Nesbitt.
Tes editor and chief judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said:
“With these awards we honour the education community, who we’ve served for nearly 113 years. This year has seen some incredibly high-quality entries.
These awards showcase just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff all play such an important role in schools: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.”