Time is fast running out to vote for someone who you believe really is top of the class in our Best in School Awards 2014.
This year Chad is once again highlighting the extraordinary work of those who make school life that extra bit special - and the closing date for entries is Friday.
We are on the lookout for the very best teacher, lunch-time assistant, headteacher, caretaker and crossing patrol person.
There are even awards to recognise pupil excellence in the classroom and on the sports field.
Said Chad editor, Phil Bramley: “Children, quite rightly, hold a very special place in our hearts. Every parent wants the best possible start for their child and that’s why schools and their staff are such a key part of every local community. These awards recognise those who go the extra mile in providing the very best education possible for our youngsters.
“From the vital caretakers, office and canteen staff who keep schools running, to the teachers and headteachers who help inspire the next generation, we celebrate their outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication.”
This year’s Chad Best in Schools Awards are once again sponsored by Schools Advisory Service.
It is the second year the award-winning firm - which was founded in Mansfield and is now based at The Village business park in South Normanton - has supported the coveted competition.
Les Marshall, director at SAS, said he was delighted his firm was throwing its weight behind Best in Schools again.
He said: “We always like to recognise the work carried out by schools up and down the school, but we are always proud to be involved with schools in Mansfield. We know how much work they do and it’s always good to see their hard work is recognised.”
A glittering awards ceremony will take place at the Red Brick House in Mansfield Woodhouse on Wednesday, 11th June.
To nominate simply email Haroldine Lockwood, events manager, with your nomination, stating the award you wish to nominate, along with your details, details of the nominee and your reasons for nominating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is 23rd May. To sponsor an award contact Haroldine on 07803 505658.