I have great pleasure in announcing our very first “Northern Saints Catholic Education Trust Staff Awards” and I am writing to invite nominations for the Staff Awards.

The awards are an exciting way to congratulate colleagues or teams for their achievements and hard work over the past year.

There are 15 categories and you can nominate individuals or teams for more than one category. All nominations should be submitted by Friday 24 April 2020.

Award Categories

 Gospel Values

Teacher of the Year (Secondary)

Teacher of the Year (Primary)

New Teacher of the Year

Leadership & Management Award (Education)

Leadership & Management Award (Support Teams / Central Services)

Team of the Year

Staff Member of the Year (Classroom Based)

Staff Member of the Year (Support Staff / Central Services)

Mentor of the Year

SCITT/Teach First Trainee of the Year

Partnership & Engagement Award (All)

Achievement Award

Governance Award

Inspirational Staff Award (Nominations by Students)

For more information on each category please find attached category guide booklet.  Also attached is an FAQ guide that will answer any questions you may have.

All shortlisted nominees will be notified in May 2020 and the awards night will be held on Friday 3 July 2020 at The Ramside Hall, Durham.

If you know someone who should be considered for a nomination of an award, please submit a nomination form, which is attached to this email and send back to . Please ensure you include the nominee name, a contact number, category nomination and name of school.

All nominations will be anonymous.

If you would like more information please email


Category Guide


Nomination Form