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We have recieved dozens of nominations in our Best in School Awards – now it’s YOUR turn to vote for the best.

The Best in School Awards were set up to recognise the very best in local education.

Jane Geddes from St John's Primary in Worksop has been nominated for the Best Teacher in the Best in Schools Awards. She is pictured with Thomas Waddington who nominated her w110510-4c

Jane Geddes from St John's Primary in Worksop has been nominated for the Best Teacher in the Best in Schools Awards. She is pictured with Thomas Waddington who nominated her w110510-4c

Whether it’s a fantastic teacher, inspirational pupil or brilliant sports team – we have had nominations for them all.

Now we need you to vote for your favourite.

The winners in each category will be invited to a glitzy awards bash where they will be the stars of the show.

Voting couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is cut out the coupon in this week’s Worksop Guardian and send it to us with the names of the people you think deserve one of the ten awards up for grabs.

But hurry because the closing date for voting is Friday 3rd June 2011.

Best green school

Prospect Hill Junior School.

Nominated by pupil Jamie Farrar for doing so much for the environment. Features include and eco group, wildlife area, compost bin, flower beds and fruit trees.

Redlands Primary and Nursery School.

Nominated by the school’s own Eco Team. Each class has a nominated Eco Warrior who helps keep the school green. Redlands does lots to save the environment like planting, composting and recycling. The school has a Green Flag award and has even adopted a polar bear called Snowy.

Best headteacher

George Huthart, Norbidge Primary

Nominated by pupil Olivia Williams for being kind and funny and always helping to put problems right.

Angela Huthart, Langold Dyscarr Primary

Nominated by pupil Bethany Wheatley for really caring for the school.

Catherine Thornton, St Augustines Infant and Nursery School

Nominated by parent Chris Longbottom because he thinks she goes above and beyond her job role. For example the whole school goes for a day out in Scarborough as thanks for their hard work. Mrs Thornton works closely with Mrs Ryan at the junior school and they are always there for parents and pupils.

Jackie Ryan, St Augustines Junior School

Nominated by parent Chris Longbottom for the same reasons as Mrs Thornton. The two heads work closely together and they are always there for parents and pupils.

David White, St John’s Primary

Nominated by Colin Waddington and his son Thomas for being very approachable and friendly and always been there for parents to talk to.

Clare Middleton, St Anne’s C of E Primary

Nominated by pupils Millie and Verity Bartram for making such a difference to the school, being very proactive and for caring and being genuinely interested in her pupils.

Most inspirational child

Matthew Wilkinson, Prospect Hill Junior

Nominated class mate Ryan Rowley who said he’s a hard worker and sets a good example for the rest of the class.

Jodie Story, Priory C of E Primary

Nominated by head teacher Robin Woodhead because she has an infectious and charming smile and never lets her disability, which requires regular visits to the hospital, operations and physiotherapy, get her down.

Best lunch person

Ann Medlam, Sir Edmund Hillary Primary.

Nominated by pupils to show their appreciation for her 25 years at the school. She now has her own office where children come for first aid or if they have any problems.

Janet Silk, Langold Dyscarr Primary.

Nominated by pupil Bethany Wheatley for always looking after the pupils very well.

Sharon Chapman, St John’s Primary.

Nominated by Jayden Wilson and his mum Michelle for helping the four-year-old settle into lunch times, a time which he used to be scared of.

Lu Dunnicliff, St Anne’s C of E Primary.

Nominated by Millie and Verity Bartram for being a reall asset to the school and encouraging them to try new tastes.

Best nursery

Puddleducks Nursery.

Nominated by parent Samantha Ferrol for all the good work staff have done after her son Andrew was diagnosed with diabetes such as having special training after hours and making his experience of living with the condition at nursery a positive one.

Westbourne House Nursery.

Nominated by parent Carole McGuire whose son William goes there. She never worries about William while he’s there because the staff are so caring and dedicated. His development has come on leaps and bounds and he has made lots of friends. Carole says all the staff will be sadly missed when William eventually leaves.

Norbridge Primary School nursery.

Nominated by parent Sara Williams and her daughter Ruby, who attends the morning session. She loves it, the teachers are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and staff do their best to encourage the schildren academically while making learning fun.

Alphabet House Day Nursery.

Nominated by parent Kelly Matthews because the staff are very supportive and her daughter has become a bright and bubbly girl achieving more than she could have imagined at two-years-old.

Best school

St Giles Special School

Nominated by pupil Ashley Horsely for having a relaxed environment for the pupils who look forward to coming to the school everyday.

angold Dyscarr Primary

Nominated by Bethany Wheatley because it is simply the best and she will really miss it when she leaves this year.

Holy Family Primary

Nominated by pupil Jack Smithson who loves every minute and never wants to miss a day because the teachers are all fabulous and make everything fun for the children.

St Anne’s C of E Primary

Nominated by pupil Logan Smith who absolutely loves the school.

St Augustine’s Junior School

Nominated by parent Chris Longbottom. His son Dylan loves going to school because his teachers make it fun to learn.

Best sports team

Redlands boys football team, Redlands Primary

Parent Liz Langley nominated the team for the commitment the boys show and their passsion to football which makes them a credit to themselves and the school.

Valley under 13s table tennis team, Valley School

Nominated by parent Joanne McIntosh for being the best under 13 school table tennis team in the country and making their parents proud.

Best Teacher

Justin Bexon, St Giles Special School

Nominated by pupil Asley Horsley for making every single lesson he teaches fun, cheering pupils up, giving great advice and helping others out.

Michelle Buck, Valley School

Nominated by Barbara Kirkland for all the work she has done with her granddaughter Alicia, who has dyslexia,dyspraxia and attention deficit disorder. She has got her additional help and given up her own time to help.

John Alexander, Redlands Primary

Nominated by parent Liz Langley for being a truely remarkable teacher, helping pupils not only in the academic side of school life but also to boost confidence in the quieter children and help with self esteem.

Clare Hibbert, Gateford Park Primary

Nominated by pupils Isabella Whithurst and Molly Hainsworth because she is a brilliant teacher and gives children a fantastic introduction to school.

Carol Shaw, St Anne’s C of E Primary

Nominated by pupil Holly Harthill because she is funny, kind, helpful and a very supportive teacher.

Rebecca Bawamia, Valley School

Nominated by pupil Laura Hollis because she is a very kind and supportive teacher and never stops trying when someone needs help.

Samantha Brown, Serlby Park

Nominated by parent Sally Green who says her child is the happiest they have been in years since being in Miss Brown’s Class. She finds out what the children like and encourages them to try hard and improve themselves.

Caroline Savage, Prospect Hill Junior School

Nominated by pupil Jack Smith who says Miss Savage is very caring and helpful.

Karen Bromilow, Serlby Park

Nominated by pupil Evie Stickley because she has always been a shoulder to cry on. Karen has helped Evie through bullying, her parents’ divorce and also made sure she had a fabulous prom.

Joanne Fernley, Langold Dyscarr Primary

Nominated by Bethany Wheatley because she has really helped her this year towards her sats and for the time she gives to the school choir.

Kimberley Smith, Ryton Park Primary

Nominated by pupil Jazmin Jenkins. Jazmin’s mum says Miss Smith helps her class work to improve their numbers and reading, even giving out extra homework to those who ask for it.

Claire Morrey, St Anne’s C of E Primary

Nominated by pupil Logan Smith for helping him settle into life a school.

Jane Geddes, St John’s C of E Primary

Nominated by Colin Waddington for making his son Thomas’ transition into a new school effortless and making everything intresting so Thomas has come on in leaps and bounds.

Deb Warwick, Ryton Park Primary

Nominated by parent Claire Hall for being absolutely fantastic with her son Charley Turner and his classmates.

Julie Smith, St Augustine’s Junior School

Nominated by pupil Dylan Longbottom for being a fun and caring teacher. Dylan’s dad Chris says she has been supportive to the class since their last teacher left.

Steph Robinson, Gateford Park Primary

Nominated by pupil Samuel Hainsworth for helping him grow in confidence this year.

Best teaching assistant

Sheilagh Harris, St Mary and St Martin’s Primary

Nominated by Sally Richardson for going that extra mile in helping her son Will Hollinger, who suffers from Crohnes disease.

Irene Cairns, St Giles Special School

Nomianted by pupil Ashley Horsley for doing so much for other people and putting her all into the many projects she has going on.

Rachel Woolley, Ryton Park Primary.

Nominated by pupil Bethany Talbot for being kind and caring, always smiling and welcoming.

Debbie Slater, Sir Edmund Hillary Primary.

Nominated by Amy Norton-Hough for all the amazing work she has done with her daugther Daisy, four, who suffers with the rare condition septo-optic dysplasia and helping her progress so well.

Lynda Tomlinson, Langold Dyscarr Primary.

Nominated by pupil Bethany Wheatley because she is always very helpful.

Ann Woodhead, Holy Family Primary.

Nominated by pupil Amy Dawes forher 25 years at the school which includes coaching the girls football team, helping Amy when she hurt her arm and lost two members of her family and getting the best from children.

Laura Pearson, St Anne’s C of E Primary.

Nomainted by pupil Verity Bartram for helping the five-year-old, who has special needs, settle into mainstream school and helping her make such progress.

Sonia Batty, Redlands Primary.

Nominated by pupil Brodie Jackson, who suffers froma rare chromosome condition causing development problems and learning difficulties. She has provided him with confidence and encouraged him to learn.

Trudi Jackson, Gateford Park Primary.

Nominated by pupil Molly Hainsworth for always making her laugh.

Star pupil of the year

Holly Wolstenholme, St John’s C of E Primary.

Nominated by teacher Linda Butterfield for the way she has coped after being diagnosed with diabetes and medicating herself. Holly has become an amazing role model to other children with these types of problems.

Charley Turner, Ryton Park Nursery.

Nominated by mum Claire Hall and godmother Joanne Ordige for doing amazingly well at nursery and doing writing that he hasn’t been shown how to do.

Jack Midegley, Norbridge Primary.

Nominated by his teachers Jack struggled to deal with the death of his dad, but through counselling and school drama he has learnt how to cope with his grief and his schooling is now back on track.

Most improved student

Matthew Ault, Norbridge Primary.

Nominated by his teacher because after struggling with work in Key Stage One he pulled out all the stops and turned things around and achieved excellent results in Key Stage Two.

Bradley Eden, Prospect Hill Juniors.

Nominated with by his parents because he is doing reall well with his grades.