THE BEST in the education industry across Worcestershire were celebrated at the Worcestershire Education Awards.
The awards - now in their fifth year - are run by Newsquest publishers of the Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, Evesham Journal, Kidderminster Shuttle, Bromsgrove and Redditch Advertisers - in association with the University of Worcester.
Thirteen awards were given out to some of the most dedicated and hard-working people in the education industry.
Big winners on the night included Rosemary McNamara, a manager of Little Lodge Nursery in Spetchley, Worcester.
She picked up the award for both Unsung Hero of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to Worcestershire Education.
Gloverspiece School, in Ladywood near Droitwich, also received two awards on the night, the Special Education Needs Award and the Independent School of the Year Award.
The other winners were: Community Involvement Award: Discover History; Early Years Education Award: Mini Explorers Day Nursery; Primary School of the Year: Northwick Manor Primary School; Secondary School of the Year: Baxter College; 
New Teacher of the Year: Charlotte Smith of Birchen Coppice Primary Academy; Support Staff of the Year: Lewis Boulton from the University of Worcester; Nursery or Childcare Worker of the Year: Stacey Hope of Magic Moments; Teacher/Lecturer of the Year: Emma Mardell of The Orchards School; and Headteacher/Principal of the Year: Rebecca Scully of Abbey Park Middle School.
The award ceremony was held on Thursday, April 20, at The Abbey Hotel in Malvern and was hosted by Julian Wharam, a teacher, and Radio Wyvern radio presenter.
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