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CREDIT Annual Prize

CREDIT Annual Prize

The CREDIT team is delighted to launch the CREDIT Annual Prizes as detailed below.  The prizes will be awarded to the teacher and/or school who have participated in the CREDIT programme and who have made the most outstanding contribution to this area of work.

Schools and individual teachers are invited to make applications by the closing date of 31 October 2012.  The judging panel will consist of representatives from both University Colleges and at least one external expert contributor.

 

CREDIT Annual Prize for Schools (Application for Annual Prize - Schools)

The CREDIT Annual Prize for Schools will be awarded to the school which, in the opinion of the judging panel, has made the most outstanding contribution to the field of mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations. 

Applicants must:

• be a school in Northern Ireland;
• have had at least one participating teacher on a CREDIT course during 2012/2013;
• have submitted an application form by the closing date specified.
The following criteria will be used by the judging panel.  The winning school will satisfy more of these criteria to a higher standard than other applicants.

The winning school will:

  • demostrate how involvement in the CREDIT project has impacted on practice;
  • have engaged with mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations on a whole school basis involving not only teachers and pupils but have drawn in the wider community e.g. governors, parents, local residents etc;
  • be able to provide evidence of how this engagement has resulted in a significant positive difference in attitudes, practices, opinions or views of the target groups (e.g. teachers, pupils etc.);
  • have developed an innovative or creative approach to enhancing mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations in their school or beyond.

At the discretion of the panel and depending on the quality and number of applications, more than one prize may be awarded and these awards may be given in categories e.g. prize for primary schools, prize for post-primary etc. 

 

CREDIT Annual Prize for Teachers (Application for Annual Prize - Teachers)

The CREDIT Annual Prize for Teachers will be awarded to the teacher who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has made the most outstanding contribution to the field of mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations. 

Applicants must:

• be a teacher in a school in Northern Ireland;
• have participated on a CREDIT course during 2012/2013;
• have submitted an application form by the closing date specified.
The following criteria will be used by the judging panel.  The winning teacher will satisfy more of these criteria to a higher standard than other applicants.

The winning teacher will:

  • demostrate how involvement in the CREDIT project has impacted on practice;
  • have engaged with mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations on a whole school basis involving not only teachers and pupils but have drawn in the wider community e.g. governors, parents, local residents etc.;
  • be able to provide evidence of how this engagement has resulted in a significant positive difference in attitudes, practices, opinions or views of the target groups (e.g. teachers, pupils etc.);
  • have developed an innovative or creative approach to enhancing mutual understanding, reconciliation or community relations in their school or beyond.

At the discretion of the panel and depending on the quality and number of applications, more than one prize may be awarded and these awards may be given in categories e.g. prize for primary schools, prize for post-primary etc.


The CREDIT team was delighted to launch the CREDIT Annual Prizes at the celebration event held in February 2013.  The prizes were awarded to the participants in the CREDIT programme who made the most outstanding contribution to this area of work.  Two categories were awarded: A CREDIT Annual Prize for Schools and a CREDIT Annual Prize for Teachers.  As a result of the impressive applications received, a number of commendations in both categories were awarded.

Annual Prize for Schools 2011/2012 Winners

Annual Prize for Schools: Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle
Highly Commended School: Castleroe Primary School, Coleraine
Highly Commended School: St. Anne's Primary School, Strabane
Highly Commended School: St. Mary's High School, Downpatrick
 
Annual Prize for Teachers 2011/2012 Winners

Annual Prize for Teachers: Aithne Kerrigan, Ashfield Boys School, Belfast
Highly Commended Teacher: Fiona McDonald, Drumnamoe Nursery School, Lurgan

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