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Hackney schools stars

Do you know an inspirational teacher, a long-serving head or an amazing support worker? Hackney school stars is back for a third year and is a chance for members of the community to nominate any member of schools or early years staff for a special award.

Nominate a schools star

Residents all know school staff make a huge difference to the lives of Hackney’s children. We’re asking parents, guardians, school governors or young people themselves, who would just like to say thank you, to nominate their school star.

Please take the time and nominate your school heroes who tirelessly work to achieve great results or deliver special care to you or your children whatever or however that may be.

We provide some of the best schools in the country and teachers, therapists, admin staff, cooks and cleaners, to name but a few, have made this happen. They truly deserve to be thanked for what they do by you.

For the last few years the Council has recognised its hard working staff through the Hackney Stars awards scheme, and for the third year running the schools stars winners will be handed their award at the event in March 2020 by the Mayor, Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble and Chief Executive of Hackney Council, Tim Shields.

Nominate a school star

The deadline is midnight 6 December.


  • Teacher of the year (for all teaching staff)
  • Hackney schools star (for all non-teaching schools support workers, those who work in schools who aren’t teaching but are delivering a service in a school)
  • Lifetime achievement award (for teaching and non-teaching staff who have worked their career in Hackney for over 15 years)

Teacher of the year

Teachers have some of the most challenging but extremely rewarding jobs. We want to make sure that they get the recognition they deserve. We’re looking for outstanding teachers who continually strive for their pupils, support them to achieve, who have improved results, who are innovative and forward thinking, and make a real mark on our children and young people. What they do shapes and changes lives.

Hackney schools star

It’s not just teachers who make a good impression on children, parents and carers; whether they are staff who are cooking meals, cleaning, managing facilities and keeping things running, caring for our early years children, providing brilliant clubs or special educational services – without these dedicated staff – schools would struggle to reach the high standards we expect. Often in the background, our support staff are essential to meet all of our children’s needs on a daily basis.

Lifetime achievement

This award is to recognise a teacher or schools staff who has proved their dedication and commitment to Hackney. They’ll have served over 15 years in their organisation or in service to children in Hackney. The judges will be looking for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the borough, and deserves recognition for being an amazing ambassador over their years of service.

Page updated on: 17 October 2019