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National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education

About the prize

The society of Pastoral Care in Education, The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE), has joined forces with UK Pastoral Chat to launch an exciting new awards scheme for pastoral care providers in the education sector.

The Awards will be an excellent opportunity to share good practice in pastoral care and through the social media and websites of both organisations to raise awareness of where pastoral support is making a real difference in the educational experience of young people.

The awards will encourage new initiatives and ideas in pastoral care and will recognise the contributions being made to developing policy and practice in pastoral support.

This is an opportunity to recognise the impact the work of pastoral staff is having on the achievement and well being of young people.

The decisions about prize winners in each category will be made by a panel of invited professionals who work in pastoral care.

There will be a prize of £100.00 for the school or institution for the winners of each category and individuals will also be recognised for their achievements.

The finalists of the inaugural National Awards for Pastoral Care in Education will be invited to attend a ceremony in 2020 and NAPCE will be announcing details of the event shortly.

The criteria for the seven NAPCE awards are:

  • Pastoral School of the Year: A school that can demonstrate a commitment to pastoral care and support for learners that makes a real difference in the progress and personal development of young people in the school
  • Pastoral Team of the Year: A team that works in pastoral care and can demonstrate a determination to support young people to achieve their full potential and a positive impact on the young people they work with
  • Pastoral Member of Staff of the Year: A member of staff who works in pastoral care and who always makes the extra effort to support young people to enable them to become effective learners and achieve success
  • Pastoral Leader of the Year: Has a passion for pastoral care that is shared with colleagues to inspire and motivate them to make a real difference in the lives of the young people they work with
  • Pastoral Development of the Year: A pastoral initiative or idea that has achieved positive outcomes and has improved the learning experience and future life chances, for young people
  • Raising Awareness about Pastoral Care: An individual, group or organisation who through their actions have raised awareness about pastoral care or pastoral issues and encouraged positive improvements for the benefit of young people
  • Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Care: A person, group or organisation that has made a real difference for the benefit of young people in the area of pastoral care

Further information can be found on the NAPCE website.

Submission Instructions

You can enter the UK Pastoral Chat awards categories here.


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