Have you nominated your teacher yet?

Nominations are being sought in nine different categories and include not only teachers and school leaders but all the support staff who go the extra mile to enhance the education of young people across Dorset and its borders. It is down to members of the public to nominate those who make their local schools special. Your nomination could range from your child’s favourite teacher or lollipop lady to a hard-working governor or a brilliant PE teacher. Alternatively it could be a colleague who constantly impresses you with their devotion to their job or someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in the pastoral care of the young people in their care.

From now until 5 February deadline the Daily Echo will be searching for excellence, innovation, inspiration and endeavour in education. Go to bournemouthecho.co.uk/schoolawards to submit your nomination.