THE winners of the Worcestershire Education Awards have been announced.

At a black tie reception, held at the University of Worcester Arena, awards were given across 12 categories.

The awards, run by the Worcester News in partnership with the University of Worcester, celebrate the wonderful work carried out in Worcestershire by people in the education sector.

Early Years Education Award

Winner: Abbey Park First & Nursery School

Primary School of the Year Award

Winner: Fort Royal Community Primary School

Secondary School of the Year Award

Winner: Hanley Castle High School

College, or Post-18 Education & Training Provider of the Year Award

Winner: Heart of Worcestershire College

Special Education Needs (SENCO) Award

Winner: Julia Husband, Hanley Castle High School

Independent School of the Year

Winner: Abberley Hall School

Community Involvement Award

Winner: Heartstart Malvern

Head Teacher / Principal of the Year Award

Winner: Lynne Duffy, Gloverspiece School

Teacher / Lecturer of the Year Award

Winner: Greg Satterley, Bengeworth CE Academy

Newcomer of the Year Award

Winner: Abi Taylor, Stanley Road Primary School

Support Staff of the Year Award

Winner: Anna Chilvers, Bengeworth CE Academy

Unsung Hero Award

Winner: Justin Thomas, Young Gloves Karate