The Above and Beyond Awards2018-11-15T15:31:12+00:00
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Do you know someone who has gone ‘above and beyond’? Someone whose insight, encouragement and enthusiasm has had a positive impact on the high learning potential community?

The Above and Beyond Awards celebrate parents, teachers, support staff and other professionals in the UK who go ‘above and beyond’ to help exceptional young people achieve their high learning potential. They also celebrate the achievements of children and young people in the UK, ‘above and beyond’ expectation for their age, who help in the wider community or are overcoming challenges in order to excel.

Closing Date for Nominations: 5.00pm, Friday 11th January, 2019

Award Categories

Nominations, which include self-nomination, are invited for children and young people, parents/carers, schools, resources, therapists and extra-curricular provision who have

  • recognised a need in the support of children/young people with high learning potential/dual or multiple exceptionality
  • developed strategies/resources to help support children and young people within education and the community
  • shared their knowledge and experience with others to further the development of children of high learning potential or dual or multiple exceptionality
  • continue to develop and plan for the future.

Inspirational Young Person Award

Do you know an inspiring young person? This award honours someone, aged 19 and under, with high learning potential, who has recognised a need, campaigned for or contributed to change and has inspired or supported others.

Young Person’s Resilience Award

This Award for resilience recognises a young person with high learning potential, aged 19 and under, who has overcome the odds and achieved their goal, while facing challenging circumstances in a home/school/health/external situation.

Inspirational Parent/Carer Award

This award recognises a parent/carer who acts as a role model for children and adults in how to support and inspire children/young people with high learning potential.

Inspirational Teacher Award

This award recognises the difference that an inspirational teacher can make to the development and wellbeing of children/young people with high learning potential.

Effective Provision in School Award

This award recognises the efforts of schools to identify, support and inspire children/young people with high learning potential, their parents and other schools.

Effective DME Provision in School Award

This award recognises effective provision within school for learners with both high learning potential and a disability, known as dual or multiple exceptionality (DME).

Inspirational Support Staff Award

This award recognises the work of an inspirational member of support staff for high potential learners.

Inspirational Leader Award

This award recognises a person who has inspired and led others within high learning potential education and/or support.

Inspirational Extra-Curricular Provision Award

This award is aimed at providers of high quality/high impact extra-curricular support to the high learning potential community. Inspirational Extra-Curricular Provision Award

Effective Resource Award

This award is for an effective resource which has enabled change in education and/or support within the high learning potential community.

Inspirational Therapist Award

This award is given to an inspirational therapist who has been involved in the adaptation of approaches to therapy for children/young people with high learning potential and/or dual or multiple exceptionality.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by GT Voice and will be presented to an individual who has had a positive and ongoing impact on the provision of education and support of children/young people with high learning potential/dual or multiple exceptionality.  This Award will be nominated by the Above and Beyond Committee. Lifetime Achievement Award Lifetime Achievement Award Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards Ceremony takes place during the afternoon of Monday, 11th February, 2019

Venue: ICC – International Conference Centre, Birmingham

The Above and Beyond Awards are supported by the following charities and organisations

Gift Courses Logo
GT Voice Logo
British Mensa Logo
Nasen Logo
Nisai Group Logo
The OT Company Logo
Potential Plus UK Logo
Potential Trust Logo

Privacy

Potential Plus UK and the organising committee of the Above and Beyond Awards will only use the personal information provided for the purposes of judging the submissions for these awards. This information will be shared with the organisers and the panel of judges for this purpose only. Contact information will only be shared with the other organisers if it is requested by them and after written authorisation has been received from the nominator/nominee. Within 6 months of the Awards Ceremony all other personal information (except what is in the public domain about the winners) will be securely destroyed. If you have any queries about this please email awards@potentialplusuk.org

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