The cream of education in Mansfield and Ashfield was celebrated at Chad’s Best in Schools Awards on Wednesday.
It was the second time the awards have taken place, with winners recognised in 10 categories at a special ceremony at the Mansfield Manor Hotel.
Sponsored by award-winning insurance firm Schools Advisory Service, staff and pupils were honoured in the following categories:
Best Lunch Person (sponsored by Specsavers, Mansfield) - Paul Ploughman, The Brunts Academy.
Best Caretaker (sponsored by Schools Advisory Service) - Mark Collier, The Brunts Academy.
Best Breakfast or After School Club - (sponsored by Chad) - Croft Primary School, Sutton.
Best Sports Team (sponsored by The Mint) - Frederick Gent Year 11 football team; Joseph Whitaker Year 11 rugby team.
Best Individual Sports Player (sponsored by the Garibaldi Academy) - Ruslans Golubs.
Best Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Specsavers, Mansfield) - Lauren Cleever, Jeffries Primary School.
Best Teaching Assistant (sponsored by Mansfield Manor Hotel) - Diane Groves, Hetts Lane Nursery and Infant School.
Most Environmental School (sponsored by Chad) - Asquith Primary School.
Best Teacher of the Year (sponsored by the Brunts Academy) - Ian Lund. Manor Academy.
Best Headteacher of the Year (sponsored by Schools Advisory Service) - Jonathan Crone, Quarrydale.
Don’t forget to buy Wednesday’s Chad for full report and pictures from Wednesday’s awards ceremony.