Endeavour MAT Awards

Our staff are the beating heart of our organisation and the key to outstanding student achievement!  The impact of our staff's talent, dedication, ingenuity, and compassion cannot be understated.  Put simply – it’s how we do what we do. 

We are extraordinarily proud of our staff and the positive outcomes they achieve on behalf of every child and young person in our care.  Our Staff Development Programme and the opportunities it provides for staff to hone their skills and progress their careers has resulted in many new appointments and promotions to senior roles across the Trust and recognises their contribution and value to our organisation.  At Endeavour MAT we don’t shy away from opportunities to celebrate exceptional performance and results; an Endeavour MAT Award is a coveted accolade and allows us all to come together to celebrate and show appreciation for the amazing work carried out by our staff.


ENDEAVOUR MAT AWARDS 2023 Winners are Announced!

Charlie Guthrie, CEO, together with Graeme Maidment, Trustee, presented all nominees and winners with certificates, awards and prizes on the night of our 2023 Endeavour MAT Awards. Charlie Guthrie commented, "What a wonderful time we had at our inaugural Endeavour Awards, celebrating the work of so many colleagues. It was humbling and inspiring to see the warmth and appreciation felt by all for counterparts across the trust. Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners who represent our ethos and vision in their daily work."

New Teacher of the Year Award Winner James Barron

Shortlisted – Federica DiLauro, Hannah Bess, Harry Owen, Marc White and Moira Keech

Leader of the Year AwardWinner Michelle Lawson

Shortlisted – Dave Fuller, Chloe Anderson and Stuart Harrington

SEN Excellence Award Winner SLS SEN Team

Shortlisted – Jacqueline Wilkinson, Jennifer Miller, Louise Geary and Marion Hollebon

Lifetime Achievement AwardWinners Joy Price and Martina Lomas

Shortlisted – David Brooker, Geraldine Tiddy and Jess Price

Making a Difference AwardWinner Natalie Schofield

Shortlisted – Clare Smith, Jack Brown and Jamie Bailey

Community AwardWinner Marwa El-Damanawi

Shortlisted – Adam Hook, Claire Fiander, Geraldine Tiddy, Jess Price and Sarah Tame

Ecology Award Winner Amanda Horsley

Shortlisted – Michelle Benn, SLS Science Department & Tanya Artmann

Innovation of the Year AwardWinner Sarah Cross

Shortlisted – Amelia Sweeney, Heidi Pickard, Samantha Munden, Tanya Artmann, Tanya Artmann & Wendy McCouaig

Unsung Hero Award – Winner Danny Lands

Shortlisted – Ian Stimson, Joy Price, Katherine Cast, Lynne Greenback and Sue Eastwood

Team of the Year AwardWinners WPS Entire School Staff Team

Shortlisted – Central Team HR Department, SLS Entire School Staff Team and SLS Engineering Department

Shining Star AwardWinner Amelia Sweeney

Shortlisted – Carolyn Matthews, Charles Sexton, Claire Laine, Clare Smith, Colin Palmer, Joanna Lewis and Wayne Rushbrooke



New Teacher of the Year

An outstanding new teacher brings new ideas and enthusiasm to the school and an openness to learn from those more experienced in order to improve their skills. An outstanding new teacher can have a real impact on their students’ academic, social and emotional development.

Leader of the Year

Our inspiring leaders, managers and educators create an environment where success is supported and recognised.  Our leaders make a real difference to the lives of the staff and students, leading by example and setting the bar high for all within their school.

SEN Excellence Award

These highly skilled and committed individuals are raising the aspirations for young people with SEND; they personalise, promote and embed inclusive practices that best prepare those they work with to lead successful future lives.

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award is for individuals who have committed at least 10 years to enhancing and promoting the education and future opportunities of the young people in their school and beyond.

Making a difference Award

Recognises and celebrates staff who have contributed solution-based working focusing on delivering meaningful change that provides improvements to learning and/or wellbeing for either individuals or the school as a whole.

Community Award

This award recognises people with hearts of gold who put the needs of others before themselves. It is designed to reward those who do so much for those around them, not limited to their own department, school or region!

Ecology Award

To celebrate those who have delivered, innovative, inspirational, and impactful Eco-projects focusing on highlighting and helping combat environmental issues.

Innovation of the Year

This award honours staff who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, or activities that improve our ability to serve students and the community.

Unsung Hero

The ‘Unsung Hero’ Award, honours our everyday heroes and makes sure these amazing staff are given the thanks, and recognition they deserve.

Team of the Year

A great team is made up of members who work together as a model of good practice professionally to deliver great results with a strong improvement trajectory - impacting individuals, a group or the community as a whole.

*NEW AWARD FOR 2024* The Dianne Connell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Governance

At Endeavour MAT we value the contribution of our Governors, Members and Trustees and the support and guidance they provide on a voluntary basis.  This award honours a significant and transformative contribution to school leadership to improve outcomes for all students and staff across our Trust. 

Shining Star Award

To recognise an outstanding performance, contribution or achievement by staff member that delivered something special for the staff, students or schools of Endeavour MAT.

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