Schools, colleges, training providers and employers can enter their submissions for one or more of the following categories:

Most inclusive practice
across a school

Our flagship award, the heavily
fought over celebration of above
and beyond practice in primary or
secondary schools.

Most innovative intervention

Exploring the cutting-edge new
interventions that can evidence
making a real difference in
someone’s life

Excellence in Special Schools

Recognising the work of special
schools to exceed their duties to
make the difference to their young

Inclusion in Further and
Higher Education

An opportunity for colleges,
universities and independent
training providers to showcase
their inclusivity.

Partnership with Parents

Any educational setting is able to
enter to show how they work in
joint collaboration with parents to
help children or young people with
special educational needs.

Best use of external special
needs professional

Showcasing the work of those
professionals who provide support
for educational settings.

Inclusion in Early Years

Nurseries, child minders and
preschools are able to show the
world how their provision is better
than the rest.

Support into Employment

Highlighting the effort that
educators and employers do to
support young people below the
age of 25 with special or additional
needs or disabilities into work.

Outstanding Contribution to SEND

A category celebrating the devotion to children and young people for an
individual (although not a long-service category).