WCSQM Virtual Awards Ceremony 18th March 2021

WCSQM Virtual Awards Ceremony 18th March 2021

On Friday 18th March 2021 our annual Awards Ceremony will take place virtually, to celebrate the achievements of our World Class schools and students.

While we’re disappointed not to be able to award students in person, our new online platform has the benefit of enabling us to open the ceremony up to our entire cohort of World Class accrediting and accredited schools, whose staff and students are welcome to contribute to, and to attend, the ceremony.

Find out more below on what to expect on the day, how you could nominate your school / student/s for an award, and how your school can take advantage of the event to showcase your students’ World Class achievements of 2020.

What to expect

The virtual Awards Ceremony will include:

  • Performances from the students of our World Class schools2019 essay writing competition - shortlisted students
  • Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will honourably mention and award the winner and shortlisted students of this year’s essay writing competition
  • Awards for the 2020 World Class accrediting primary and secondary schools
  • An award for the 2020 Individual Student Achievement
  • An award for the 2020 World Class School of the Year
  • Awards for the qualifying student assessors of 2020

Let us share your students’ World Class performance

We invite our accredited and accrediting World Class schools to send us videos of your students’ World Class performances or creative pieces that we can showcase as part of our Awards Ceremony. Contact us with details of any performances you’d like us to share before 5th February 2021.

Nominate your school / student for an award

We welcome nominations from our accrediting and accredited World Class schools for the 2020 World Class School and 2020 Individual Student Achievement Awards.

Individual Student Achievement Award 

This award is presented to the student that has demonstrated exceptional World Class skills and competencies in school, at home, and/or in their local community. Students from any year group of any World Class school, can be nominated for the award.

Nomination criteria / procedure

  • Nominations are accepted from:
    • School leaders, staff, and  WCSQM Alumni students; they can nominate students from either their own school, or another accredited World Class school.
    • World Class partners that can evidence students’ World Class skills and competencies through their work in schools
  • Each World Class school (staff and/or alumni student/s) can submit up to three nominations for the Individual Student Achievement Award, and these can be students at their own school, a peer World Class school, or a combination of both.
  • Nominations from each school should be submitted via email (see below) to include the following information:
    • The name and year group of the student/s being nominated
    • Details of the World Class skills and competencies demonstrated by the student/s. (Where possible we ask you refer to the WCSQM skills and competencies framework relevant to the category of school – i.e. primary / special / secondary).
    • The name and year group / position of the nominating staff/alumni student/s. Where possible please submit nominations on one email.

World Class School of the Year Award

This award is presented to the school that has demonstrated exceptional support and development of their students’ World Class skills and competencies through initiatives in school, virtually and in their local community. This includes, but is not limited to, schools that have worked with WCSQM on events, initiatives and competitions, with the aim of developing their students’ World Class characteristics.

Nomination criteria / procedure

  • Nominations are accepted from
    • World Class accredited or accrediting schools nominating a peer World Class school
    • World Class accredited schools nominating their own school
    • World Class partners nominating a school they work with
    • Any individuals (parents / local community members) that can evidence reasons for their nomination using the submission process below
    • World Class alumni students nominating their own or another accredited World Class school.
  • Each organisation / individual (outside of WCSQM) can nominate only one school for the award.
  • Nominations should be submitted via email (see below) to include the following information:
    • The name and address of the school/s being nominated
    • Details of how the school has worked to enhance and develop World Class skills and competencies across their student cohort (where possible we ask you refer to the World Class skills and competencies framework relevant to that category of school – i.e. primary / secondary / special).
    • The name / year group / position of the nominating staff / alumni student/s / organisation representative as appropriate.

Submit your nominations to…

Maria Georgiou by email: maria.georgiou@worldclass-schools.org before Friday 5th February 2021.

Schools and students shortlisted for an award will be informed by email 2-4 weeks prior to the Awards Ceremony.

 

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