14:10, Wednesday, 27th October 2021
Book your tickets for the SEND Award Ceremony
Book your tickets for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Award Ceremony.
SEND takes centre stage on Friday, 21 January from 5pm-7pm in the Assembly Room at the Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, DN31 1HU.
The night is a chance to recognise children and young people’s achievements in sports, arts, and education as well as important things like friendship and community spirit, and of course the best adults who help them.
The event has been planned by the Young People’s Advisory Group (YPAG). It is a small group of 14 students from seven local schools. They’ve been leading the idea from the very beginning choosing the award categories, venue, prizes, promotion and more.
Do you know someone who deserves a clear shot to win an award? Let us know why you think they are great. Nominate online, SEND Award nomination.
There are ten award categories.
Children and Young people
For someone who goes to remarkable lengths to help others lead their best life.
Creative Arts Award– Sponsored by The Culture House
For someone who has made an outstanding artistic achievement.
Sports Award– Sponsored by Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust
For someone who’s sporting achievements deserve to be celebrated.
For someone who goes that extra mile to support others and be a great friend.
Education and Learning Award
For any student who is dedicated to their education and strives to achieve the best they can in their chosen curriculum areas.
Environment Award– Sponsored by Outdoor Learning Schools
This award provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements of environmental volunteers and supporters who are determined to look after our planet.
Student Personality of the Year Award– Sponsored by Youth Action
For anyone aged 5-25 years in education or training who really stands out as an inspiration to us all.
Adults and Organisations
Inspiring Teacher Award
For an adult working with children with special educational needs who has had a huge impact. A committed individual who raises the aspirations for young people with SEND.
Education Setting Award
This award is for an Early Years setting or a school or college that stands out by making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND and their families in our community.
Special Recognition Award
For achievements not covered in other categories, such as inspiring parent/carers, support workers, health care workers or social care workers who have made a real difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND and their families in our local area.
Nominations close on Monday, 8 November.
YPAG will be reviewing the nominations and shortlisting the winners online on Friday, 26 November.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in early December.
Joining the panel are Councillor Ian Lindley, Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Skills, Rob Walsh, Chief Executive at North East Lincolnshire Council and NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG, local teacher and lunchbox hero Zane Powels, and Debra Gray, Principal at Grimsby Institute.
These special guests will also be presenting awards at the Ceremony alongside The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire Cllr David Hasthorpe.
The children and young people have chosen the theme, ‘a night at the movies’. Movie-themed refreshments, decorations, and media are sure to make it a fun filled event for both children and adults. Guests will also enjoy food and entertainment.
The other contributors from the community who are supporting the initiative are:
If you would like to sponsor a table at the event or contribute to the ceremony please contact Lauren Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.