Hull Daily Mail Golden Apples Education Awards 2018

Celebrating the talent, skills & hard work that goes into teaching and providing education.

Hull Daily Mail Golden Apples Education Awards 2018

Hosted by Hull Daily Mail

The Golden Apples is now in its 5th successful year and the awards are all about the people who drive our education forward, who inspire, support, cajole & cultivate the talent that offers so much for the future.

They raise the profile of great teaching in our community and reward those who show unstinted devotion to helping build not only the future of Hull and East Riding, but the future prospects of our country.

Deadline for Entries: 29 Oct 2018
Shortlist Announced: 20 Nov 2018
Awards Ceremony: 6 Dec 2018


Inspirational Teacher/Lecturer of the Year

Nominations can be made by students, parents or the Student Council

This accolade will be awarded to a teacher/lecturer who has been nominated by their students. We are looking for that person who brings learning to life by passionately engaging and inspiring children/young people to fulfill their potential. If your teacher is simply ‘the best’ and demonstrates patience, compassion, encouragement and dedication then we want to hear from you.

Teaching Assistant of the Year

Nominations can be made by students, parents, staff at School/College/Academy or Student Council
The winner will be a teaching assistant who makes an outstanding contribution to the life of a school, academy or college. The judges will be looking for someone who actively engages and collaborates with others in supporting pupils’ learning and development.

Community Award

Nominations can be made by staff at School/College/Academy or Student Council
This award will go to an educational establishment that has developed close community partnership links and can supply examples of specific community led projects. The judges will be looking for a school/college/academy who have created beneficial links with local community groups that have delivered real results.

Innovation in the Arts Award

Nominations can be made by staff at School/College/Academy or Student Council
In celebration of the City of Culture, this award will go to a school, academy or college that can demonstrate how they have unleashed culture in the classroom and delivered a project inspired and powered by the City of Culture. Submissions of photographs or videos with nominations are welcome.

Against All Odds Award

Nominations can be made by staff at School/College/Academy or Student Council
This award will go to an individual or group of people who rose to meet an exceptional challenge which affected themselves
as individuals or their establishment during the academic year 2015/16.

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

Nominations can be made by the senior leadership team.
An award for the educational establishment (catering for any age group) that can demonstrate an outstanding commitment
to both encouraging students to be active on a regular basis with a wide participation in sports and other physical pursuits
and achieving success in those activities.

Apprentice/Placement Student of the Year

Nominations can be made by the apprentice’s employer
This award will go to a student who has completed an apprenticeship within the academic year (2015-16) or is working
towards an apprenticeship. Judges will be looking for someone who has made outstanding progress in both their practical
work and in their studies and who have made an exceptional contribution to their workplace.


(Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics).
We are looking for a STEM Ambassador, a school that have developed an innovative and effective approach to encouraging pupils to engage with science, technology, engineering or maths. This could be a particular project that has a focus on one element of STEM or can be an initiative that encompasses all four areas. We are looking for a school that can give examples of respect, ambition and achievement in STEM which embraces all pupils and eliminates inequity.
Nominations to be made by the senior leadership team

Healthy School Award

Nominations can be made by the leadership team or the school council
This award recognises an individual or school with clear evidence of the value of adopting a healthy food and physical activity
culture. Entries should highlight the link between physical activity, food education and the menu that is served within the school.
The judges are looking at how the individual or school has raised the bar in the area of sport, food education and school food. We
are looking for superb new innovative ideas that make the school stand-out head and shoulders above the rest. .

Lifetime Contribution Award

This is a closed category which will not be open for nomination
This prestigious award will go to someone who, according to the judges, has had a significant and positive impact on education
in Hull and East Riding over a period of years. For the Lifetime Contribution Award there will be no nomination process or shortlist
published. Only the winner will be invited to the event.


Sewell Group - Main Event Partner

Diverse businesses defined by a culture.

We’re a multi-disciplined group of companies operating across the Yorkshire region.

As a Sunday Times Top 10 Place To Work for consecutive years, we strive to be a great place to work so we can be a great, innovative company to deal with.

In whatever we do, we aim to create value for our communities and prove that a local family business can deliver world class services.


The UK ports industry is the largest in Europe and its operations provide critical economic infrastructure for the nation’s manufacturers and businesses.

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UKs busiest port, and Southampton, the nation’s second largest and most efficient container port, as well as the UK’s number one for cars and cruise.

The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship's agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.

In 2016 ABP and its customers handled 89 million tonnes of cargo. Together with our customers, we support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year.

ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment, and support by experienced employees. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business rely on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets. Helping these firms compete on the global stage and protecting the national energy security are key roles our ports play in the UK economy.

Bishop Burton

Bishop Burton is one of the UK's leading land-based colleges and has a national reputation for quality.
We’re the only college in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both Agriculture and Equine and in 2017 accrediting body Pearson declared us the Outstanding BTEC College of the Year.

Our excellent success rates, unrivalled facilities and innovative teaching were all factors in recieving the highly coveted national accolade.

BAE Systems

We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,100 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Constellation Trust

Welcome to The Constellation Trust
Our Trust includes primary, secondary and an alternative provision school working together to provide the best learning opportunities for the pupils within our network of schools. Each school serves its own community and has its own unique identity. Together we benefit from working in partnership, share good practice and have a joint central service support team.

Our focus is on continual school improvement to ensure that all children are afforded the best possible opportunities to achieve and exceed their potential. Our schools are at differing stages on the journey to being judged or sustaining the Ofsted judgement of "Outstanding". As a collective we have the capacity to support each other. Our Teaching School, Blueprint Alliance adds to our capacity and the expertise available to Trust schools. Training our own staff through our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provision has ensured we recruit and retain high calibre teachers who enjoy working within our organisation. The Constellation Trust is a forward thinking and innovative organisation where a passionate and dynamic team work together to maximise opportunities in the best interest of our pupils. Together we made a difference.

Hull College

Join the party and study in the heart of UK City of Culture 2017.

Hull College has a wide range of courses in the arts, as well as in renewable energy, construction and hospitality and catering.

Hull City Council




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