TES Schools Awards 2016 :: Sponsors
Congratulations to all our winners



Royal Air Force 

Sponsor of the following category

Overall school of the year



Today’s modern RAF is a highly respected inclusive organisation made up of full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves working side-by-side to make a difference. The RAF has over 50 available roles and multiple career development opportunities. Regardless of role the RAF believes in life-long learning so our personnel are trained to the highest standards.  As well as having the opportunity to gain professional qualifications that will equip them for a great career after the RAF, they can look forward to having their talents recognised, developed and rewarded. We offer a number of sponsorships and scholarships to support exceptional individuals who want to join the RAF. These range from covering the cost of sixth form college to a bursary or cadetship while at university.  Alternatively, as an apprentice in the RAF, recruits gain OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ qualifications as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only do they gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but also have a guaranteed job in their chosen field. RAF Apprentices receive the very best training and accelerated pay, and as well as getting paid to learn, and can join directly from school as young as 16 years of age, in line with DfE Young People statutory guidance.   


The Tesco
Eat Happy Project 

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Healthy school of the year

The Tesco Eat Happy Project is our long term commitment to help children have a healthier and happier relationship with food.   We believe that if children understand more about food and where it comes from, they can make better decisions about what they put on their plates when they grow up.
Our Eat Happy initiatives have been developed for children aged 4-11years.  Farm to Fork trails offer plenty of interactive, educational fun where children get to touch, taste and smell their way through the intriguing world of food.  Whether in store, on a farm or in a google+ hangout on one of our Online Field Trips, children get to talk to industry experts passionate about food to learn all about where it comes from and how it grows.  All this is supported by engaging lesson plans, complete with cross curricular activities that have been written by teachers and linked to the national curriculum.  Visit www.tesco.com/eathappyproject to find out more.   

Browne Jacobson 

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Primary school of the year

Browne Jacobson solicitors provide specialist legal and HR services to the education sector.  Its dedicated team of over 50 lawyers and HR consultants support over 800 schools and academies from its five office network.  We offer academy conversions, HR services and unlimited legal helpline support for absolute fixed fee prices.

British Council 

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International (including MFL) award  

The British Council connects people worldwide through learning opportunities and creative ideas. We offer a wide variety of international education opportunities for schools, providing support and funding for innovative international partnerships, curriculum projects, language teaching, and continuing professional development for teachers. Our exciting, inclusive and accessible British Council International School Award accreditation programme (www.britishcouncil.org/schoolsonline) supports and celebrates a valuable whole-school approach to embed the enriching and creative international dimensions of teaching and learning, and helps to support schools to develop global citizenship and skills, and prepare young people for life and work in a global economy  


Renaissance Learning 

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English teacher or team of the year 

Renaissance Learning UK is a leading provider of cloud-based summative and formative assessments for primary and secondary schools.  Our STAR Assessments for reading, maths and early learning have been developed for the new English national curriculum.  They incorporate learning progressions built by experts at NFER so they identify not only the skills students know but also the skills they are ready to learn next.  Our Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths programmes offer students personalised practice and provide teachers with immediate feedback for progress monitoring.


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Alternative provision school of the year

ASDAN is a charity with awarding organisation status that provides courses to thousands of UK and international schools, college, youth centres and training providers. Our curriculum programmes and qualifications offer flexible ways of accrediting skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. Our courses are supported by high-quality resources from student books to downloadable worksheets and eLearning platforms. Through our flexible and activity-based approach, teachers, trainers and learners can work with a curriculum that inspires, leading to accreditation that has meaning. With courses available for learners aged seven to adult, from Entry to Level 3, our programmes and qualifications promote a culture of achievement for all learners.

Scientific & Chemical Supplies

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Science, technology and engineering teacher or team of the year

With a heritage of supplying scientific equipment that dates back for nearly 60 years, today SciChem (Scientific and Chemical Supplies) are the UK’s leading supplier of science education equipment. Our history, combined with continually reviewing and updating our product range, means that we are uniquely placed to help science teachers and technicians equip their labs and prep rooms with the most curriculum-relevant equipment available today. We aim to build long-term relationships with science technicians and teachers to ensure that they are equipped to deliver engaging practical science, both now and in the future. To achieve this, we have unique and exclusive access to innovative science education brands, including Pasco, Carolina and Lascells, and our education team’s extensive experience in school labs gives them unparalleled insight into the needs of school science departments. We encourage customers to draw on their advice and technical expertise – and take advantage of onsite product demonstrations – for the best selection of practical science equipment for students and teachers alike. 



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Community and collaboration award

YPO is the largest publicly owned buying organisation in the UK, formed in 1974 to help schools, charities and wider public sector bodies achieve better value for money.
We offer a diverse range of products and services to help you buy better. This includes office supplies, classroom resources, furniture and spatial design, catering services, insurance, energy, vehicles and much more. 
As a not-for-profit organisation, we return all our profits to our customers and member authorities. In 2015 alone, £8 million was given back. This ensures that the maximum funds are invested where they are needed the most – at the frontline of education. 

Morgan Sindall

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Headteacher of the year

Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.



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Early Years Setting of the Year

Childcare.co.uk is the UK’s largest online networking platform for parents, childcare providers, private tutors and schools.  Over 1.5m people have used the service to find childcare, tutors and schools. The multi-award winning service also features ratings and reviews  of schools, tutors and early years settings.


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Creative School of the Year

Artis transforms primary education through the performing arts. In our sessions, children sing, dance and act the curriculum. We provide magical learning experiences that help children to achieve and schools to raise standards. Our highly trained arts educators work in schools across the country to boost achievement, improve speaking & listening skills and build confidence and self-esteem. Artis sessions are simply the best in-class field trips children will ever have. Artis has been working in schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and West Yorkshire for over 10 years, and runs sessions for 50,000 children each week that enrich the curriculum.

Wesleyan Bank

Sponsor of the following category

Lifetime Achievement award

Wesleyan Bank specialises in providing tailored Personal Loans for Teachers. We take both your personal and professional status into consideration, and offer no arrangement or early repayment fees, as well as fixed rates.
Wesleyan also provides bespoke expert financial advice and planning to teaching professionals. We offer no obligation personal financial reviews and free school seminars to talk about the financial options available to you. 

Orion, BMB 

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Secondary School of the Year

Orion is a dynamic sportswear brand, made from the most advanced technical fabrics and designed to meet the demands of school teams on the sports field.  The complete range includes a full Made to Order range, UK manufactured Sublimated kit and a ready to wear range that is available to order from stock for next day delivery.
Both the Made to Order and Sublimated kit options provide schools with the opportunity to customise their sportswear kit to suit their individual needs.   Why not get creative and try out our 3D kit designer online?
Orion is just one of the brands owned by BMB.  Banner, Beau Brummell, Blue Max and Medallion are all part of the well known and respected portfolio of brands.  BMB is the leading supplier of Schoolwear in the UK, and widely renowned for its high level of service, product choice and quality.

Man AHL 

Sponsor of the following category

Maths teacher or team of the year

Man AHL, part of Man Group plc, is a diversified quantitative investment manager and has been a pioneer in systematic trading for over 25 years. The firm applies innovative quantitative methods to locate potential opportunities in more than 400 markets worldwide. 
Man AHL’s offering for clients is supported by extensive research capabilities, including its unique collaboration with the University of Oxford, the Oxford Man-Institute, a centre for research into machine learning techniques. 
Man AHL manages $19.2bn in assets (as of 31 March 2016) for institutional and private clients globally across a range of momentum and non-momentum driven strategies.


Tim Mustin
Sponsorship Manager
020 3194 3037