This year the Jewish Schools Awards, which will take place on 31st January 2018, seeks to recognise excellence in teaching – in both secular and Jewish studies. Parents know all too well, that it is their children’s teachers who are best able to reassure them that their child is progressing, developing and achieving. They see their children’s successes every day and help to move them forward. The successes we see in the league tables are thanks to the efforts of these teachers, as is the graduates’ firm foundation in Jewish knowledge.
There are times in school when students struggle and we want to recognise exceptional pastoral support by way of our “mental health and wellbeing” champion award. PaJeS is about to launch a new training programme in partnership with Place2Be and we would like to recognise the existing support in schools at this time. Schools also rely on other ‘unsung heroes’ to run smoothly and ensure that teaching can take place. For this reason our fourth award is for “non-teaching school staff” and will recognise the administrators, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors and others who help contribute to creating the best possible environment for our children.
Our awards enable the winners and finalists to use their prize money to build on their schools’ success in specific ways. The awards are dependent on you and your desire to say thank you to someone who has made a difference.
JSA 2018 Award Categories:
Award 1: Excellence in Jewish studies in a Primary School
Award 2: Excellence in Jewish studies in a Secondary School
Award 3: Exceptional contribution from non-teaching school staff in a Primary School
Award 4: Exceptional contribution from non-teaching school staff in a Secondary School
Award 5: Excellence in Secular Studies in a Primary School
Award 6: Excellence in Secular Studies in a Secondary School
Award 7: Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion in a Primary School
Award 8: Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion in a Secondary School
Closing date for nominations is 20 October 2017