DO YOU know any nursery or pre-school teachers that are so inspiring they should be recognised for their work? Nominate them in the Dorset Echo School Awards.

The Dorset Echo School Awards has been created to recognise and honour the important work done by teachers and support workers such as teaching assistants and school crossing staff. These awards, nominated by local people, apply to staff working in schools in the DT postcode sector.

Once received, the nominations will be considered by our judging panel. The judges will be looking to announce the three finalists in each category in the Dorset Echo. All three category finalists, plus one guest each, will be invited to join their category sponsors at the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced.

The winners of each category will be featured in the category winners' coverage in the Dorset Echo or on

Our ‘Nursery/Pre-School Teacher’ award celebrates dedication of teachers who make an exceptional contribution to the life of their nursery or pre-school.

Do you know a teacher like this? If so, you can nominate them. The judges are looking for a role model who has effective classroom management skills and an ability to inspire students to learn.

Or, you may know someone who you could nominate for one of our other awards:


• Reception - Year 2 Teacher of the Year

• Year 3 - Year 6 Teacher of the Year

• Secondary Teacher of the Year

• Further Education (Teacher of Sixth Form/College)

• Supporting Staff Member (eg Lunchtime Supervisor, School Crossing Patrol etc)

• Newcomer of the Year (in education for less than 2 years)

• Voluntary Support (parent helpers, Governors etc)

• Leadership (Head Teacher or Senior Leadership team member)

• Lifetime Achievement

It is easy to nominate:

Online – nominate at

Email – 100-200 words to with School Awards in the subject line

By post – to the Dorset Echo School Awards, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD.

The category, nominee name, school address, school contact phone number and reason for nomination must be submitted with each nomination.

Closing date for nominations 24th October 2019.

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