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Do you know someone who deserves to win the Support Staff of the Year award?

This award recognises a member of behind-the-scenes staff who has gone above and beyond to help learners or their colleagues. This award is open to Exams Officers, Teaching Assistants, Facilities, Pastoral or Support Staff, or any other non-teaching roles within education.

What should my nomination include?

You can write up to 1,000 words about why you’re nominating this person for this award. You should consider including the following in your nomination: 

  • Has this person provided exceptional support or made a significant contribution inside or outside the classroom, to make a real difference for both teachers and learners at the centre? Give details of this.  
  • Has this person gone above and beyond their role to make a difference for learners, teachers or others at the centre?  
  • Has this person taken opportunities to develop and progress, to improve their practice and ensure they’re providing the best possible support to others? 

Remember to read the terms and conditions before submitting your nomination! 

Denise always goes above and beyond for both colleagues and students and she is truly deserving of recognition for this. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more.


Need inspiration?

Our Support Staff of the Year 2023: Amy Yorke

With a rich background in health and social care and an understanding of the challenges that the sector faces, Amy works closely with local health and social care employers, universities and wider stakeholders to ensure that Warrington & Vale Royal College supports the local sector and meets local skills needs.

Read Amy's story

Our Support Staff of the Year 2022: Denise Haney

Denise was the inaugural winner of our Support Staff of the Year award. Always striving to ensure students achieve the best possible outcomes despite their starting point, Denise puts inclusivity at the heart of everything that she does.  

Read Denise’s story

Amy Yorke receiving her award

Pictured: Amy Yorke, Support Staff of the Year 2023

Denise Haney headshot

Pictured: Denise Haney, Support Staff of the Year 2022