There is just one day left to nominate someone in our Worcestershire Education Awards 2023.

We are delighted to once again be launching its Education Awards - now in their fifth year - to shine a spotlight on those who continue to make a difference in the field of education.

The awards, in conjunction with the University of Worcester, seek to reward members of the teaching and education sector for their hard work both in the classroom and behind the scenes - from class teachers to dinner ladies, headteachers to teaching assistants and nursery staff to college lecturers.

They are run across all of our local titles and websites – Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Kidderminster Shuttle and Redditch Advertiser.

The awards have 12 categories and we are looking forward to reading this year’s nominations and sharing their wonderful stories.

It only takes a few minutes to make a nomination - just click here - but hurry the deadline is midnight tomorrow, Friday, February 17.

Regional Editor Stephanie Preece said: "Once again we have been blown away by the standard and number of entries to our awards. It's incredibly heartwarming to hear what a great difference those in the teaching profession make to the lives of so many young people.

"There is still time to nominate and we would particularly encourage more entries to the Secondary School of the Year category.

"Of course none of it would be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors - so a big thank you to them."

The awards are sponsored by: ASH Family Law (Independent School of the Year), Dragon Star Security Ltd (Unsung Hero Award), Worcestershire Children First (Headteacher of the Year), Marshall Toyota Stourbridge (Primary School of the Year), Midland Tops - quality work surfaces (Support Staff of the Year), Horizon Care and Education (Special Education Needs Award) and TDM The Development Manager Ltd (Teacher or Lecturer of the Year), Broadmark Doors (Secondary School of the Year), Guardian Jewellery (Early Years Education Award) and Kitz UK - suppliers of school uniform (Community Involvement)

With thanks to Ormerod Rutter accountants, Heart of Mercia multi-academy trust, Little Lodge Nursery and Witley Jones for their support.

The headline sponsors, once again, are the University of Worcester. The university is one of the country’s leading providers of teacher training, with more than seven decades of experience in educating outstanding professionals to work in our schools.

It is among the UK’s best universities for quality education and gender equality, according to the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and is consistently among the top universities for sustainability. Worcester’s graduates are in the top 10 for sustained employment and social mobility.

The awards will culminate in a glitzy black tie event on the evening of Thursday, April 20, at the Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern.