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Nominations are now open for the 2022 PRUsAP Awards

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

At our annual conference in 2021, we held our inaugural awards ceremony to celebrate the work of the dedicated staff in alternative provision. The time has once again come to recognise the efforts of the past year, and nominations are now open for the 2022 PRUsAP awards.


This year, there are six awards which are open to nominations from the AP community:

  • AP Practitioner - Teacher 2022

  • AP Practitioner - Support and Intervention 2022

  • AP Leader 2022

  • AP Team 2022

  • Innovation in AP Award 2022 (new for 2022)

  • Outstanding contribution to AP 2022 (nominations for this award are now open to the AP community)

Eligibility criteria for each of the awards is outlined below.



Your nomination must detail exactly why the individual, team or innovation should receive the award above all others - the awards will be judged on the strength of the nomination. There is a word limit, so use it wisely! Remember that nominees might not be known to the judges and therefore the details included in the nomination are crucial.


You may nominate in every category. Nominations will close at midnight on Monday 1st November and will be judged by a panel from across the wider AP and social mobility community. All nominees will receive certification from PRUsAP and the winners will be announced at this year's Annual Conference on the evening of Friday 11th November. Information about the conference can be found here.


 

Who Can you Nominate?


AP Practitioner - Teacher 2022

Nominees should come from the registered alternative provision sector.

Any teacher working in alternative provision in 2022 who has made a significant impact on the lives of young people.


AP Practitioner - Support and Intervention 2022

Nominees should come from the registered alternative provision sector.

Any member of staff working in a non-teaching role in alternative provision in 2022 who has made a significant impact on the lives of young people.


AP Leader 2022

Nominees should come from the registered alternative provision sector.

Any leader working at any level in alternative provision; the AP Leader Award is not limited to Headteachers and Senior Leaders. We expect to receive a wide variety of nominations from across the sector and across the leadership spectrum. The nomination should make it clear how the nominee's leadership had a significantly positive impact on young people.


AP Team 2022

Nominees should come from the registered alternative provision sector.

Much like the leader award, there is no limitation on the term 'team' in this category. Again, we expect to receive a wide variety of nominations from across the alternative provision sector reflecting the varied and ever-changing nature of the work we do in AP. As with the leader award, the nomination simply has to make it clear how the team had a significantly positive impact on young people.


Innovation in AP Award 2022

This is a new award for 2022, which aims to celebrate the broader work of the education sector to support vulnerable young people and the innovations used in and by schools. For this category, we expect nominations from across the education sector, and from a wide variety of areas deemed innovative. The nature of innovation is not prescribed and once again, the award will be judged on the strength of the nominations. Essentially, you need to tell us why your nomination deserves to be recognised as innovative. Whilst there is no specific criteria for innovation, by way of example, nominations could be made from the following:

  • Alternative provision in mainstream education

  • Use of technology in alternative provision

  • Use of pets in alternative provision

  • Creativity in the curriculum


Outstanding Contribution to AP 2022

This award, given out in both 2020 and 2021, was previously chosen by the PRUsAP Executive Team. From 2022, the award will be open to nomination from the AP community. Those nominated for the award will have dedicated a significant part of the career to the alternative provision sector, and had a profound impact on the lives of young people in AP. Effectively, this is the PRUsAP lifetime service award, which recognises a new individual every year. Previous winners of the award are:

  • 2020 - Sharon Wilson

  • 2021 - Cath Kitchen

Who will the community recognise and celebrate this year?


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