We are looking to hear about any child or young person who has achieved something significant for them.
Previous winners have learnt how to use BSL, improve their reading, overcome significant health challenges, made a friend, learned to walk without an aid.
We are also looking to celebrate the people who support children with special needs, including professionals from education, health and social care; as well as parents and siblings who have made a difference. Winners might be people who have made a family feel supported, organised something special, been committed and positive even when circumstances have been very difficult.
Your child or young person with SEND may have needs in more than one category, but you should choose the one which best represents the area in which they have shown most progress or resilience.
In order to nominate the child/young person for an award, you must complete the nomination form (below) explaining why you believe they've been inspirational.
With thanks to Herefordshire & Worcestershire Dyslexia Association, Heart of Worcestershire College, The Children's Family Trust and Chadsgrove Teaching School for sponsoring the Voice, Spark, Path and Sensation Awards
The nominated person will have shown determination in the face of adversity; courage, creativity or compassion. They will have made a difference within their setting and others will find them inspirational.
*In exceptional circumstances, it might be appropriate to nominate a couple of the Heartbeat Award.
In order to nominate your chosen person, you must complete the nomination form (below) explaining why you believe they've been inspirational.
With thanks to Real Training and Operation Diversity for sponsoring the Wonder and Heartbeat Awards
The nominated team of adults will have shown determination in the face of adversity; courage, creativity or compassion. They will have made a difference to a child or young person with SEND* (including children in foster care; the youth offending team etc).
*The SEND does not need to be diagnosed and we accept children with emotional needs as having SEND, as this is one of the four areas of need, as described by the Code of Practice (2015)
In order to nominate your team, you must complete the nomination form (below) explaining why you believe they've been inspirational. (You don't need to be a member of the team to nominate them, but you can be.)
With thanks to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for sponsoring the Symphony Award