Through the awards, Egmont Publishing in partnership with The Open University and UK Literacy Association, aim to recognise teachers and schools whose research-informed practices make a real difference to children’s reading for pleasure.
Now in its third year, there are four award categories: Whole School Award, Experienced Teacher, Early Career Teacher and School Reading Champion. The winner of each category receives Egmont books to the value of £250 for their school and copies of Help Your Child Love Reading by Alison David.
The judges were the children's author Jenny McLachlan, David Reedy from the UKLA, Teresa Cremin from the OU, Cally Poplak and Alison David from Egmont Publishing, Fiona Evans, National Literacy Trust and Joy Court, Reviews Editor: The School Librarian Journal
Today we are delighted to annouce the winners.
Whole School Award – Rochelle Richmond, Headteacher Sayes Court Primary & Nursery School, Surrey
Experienced Teacher Award - Eve Vollans, Mayflower Community Academy, Plymouth
Early Career Teacher Award- Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward, St Mary's Primary Academy, Lowestoft
School Reading Champion - Carol Carter, Headlands Primary School, Northampton
Highly Commended 2020
Whole School – Nicola Mansfield-Niemi, Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Keynes
Whole School – Claudia Cotton, Whitefield Primary School, Liverpool
Experienced Teacher – Hannah Marshall, Cottingley Primary Academy, Leeds
Early Career Teacher - Phoebe Lawton, The Wilmslow Academy, Wilmslow, Cheshire
School Reading Champion – Nicki Cleveland, Cannon Park Primary School, Coventry
Congratulations to all!