We were overwhelmed by the amount of amazing entries we had for our everyday hero competition. Thank you to all who took the time to nominate theirs. All nominations have now been judged by our expert panel and we have the final 5! Please read their stories below and choose your winner at the bottom! Voting closes on Monday 14th June 2021.
GCSEPod has teamed up with Jaz Ampaw-Farr to celebrate and highlight the fantastic work of Everday Heroes. Even before the Pandemic, and throughout, teachers and school support staff have been going over and beyond for our children and teenagers; helping with studies, anxieties, home life and even supporting families with food and supplies.
Working with Jaz leaves a mark. She gives you the feeling you can do the impossible so that the next time you face adversity and challenge, you will be ready. The 2020 lockdown showed schools for what truly are: powerfully creative communities of Everyday Heroes, delivering so much more than they are measured on.
As a seasoned resilience ninja with an extraordinary talent at disarming her audience, Jaz is incredibly popular internationally and in the UK as a keynote speaker and consultant. With honesty, humility, and humour, she invites people into deep stories around the human condition and leaves them determined to be and do more than they previously believed was possible.
In addition to the interactive keynote, you will also receive Jaz’s Everyday Hero Toolkit (RRP £1000) which includes 12 weeks of CPD in 6 x 10 min videos and activities to do in between.
Who can enter:
Prize draw open to all teachers in the UK, excluding any direct employees of GCSEPod or their families or friends.
If you would like to nominate an Everday Hero – please make sure they are colleagues of yours and also work in the same school, school group or Multi-Academy Trust.
Nominators are not allowed to nominate themselves.
Opening/closing date & time:
Winner selection & contact:
Runners up of the competition will be invited for interviews on the popular radio station, TeacherHug Radio.
Prize provider: SoundbiteLearning UK Ltd, 6-8 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF
For further information on the winner selection process and all other details of the competition – consult the T&C’s below.
Jaz Ampaw-Farr competition Terms & Conditions
1- The promoter is: Soundbitelearning UK Ltd (company no. 05921961) whose registered office is at 6 Charlotte Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4XF.
2- The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Soundbite Learning Ltd and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
3- There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
5- Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via https://www.gcsepod.com/jaz-ampaw-farr-competition.
6- Only one entry will be accepted per person. Only one entry per entrant will be taken into account for consideration and any multiple entries will not be counted.
7- The closing date for entry will be 5th May 2021. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
8- No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
9- The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
10- The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
11- The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
12- The Jaz Ampaw-Farr Virtual Keynote will be delivered exclusively online.
13- The winning school faculty will need access to their own virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom or Google Teams as well as a reliable internet connection. The exact platform used to deliver the online virtual keynote can be determined at a later date once the winner has been chosen.
14- Nominators and their Everyday Hero recommendations must be employed by the same school, school group, or Multi-Academy Trust. If nominators and Everyday Heroes are from different schools, groups, or Multi-Academy Trusts, their recommendations will be discarded.
15- All entries will be collated after the aforementioned closing date to be adjudicated on by a panel from GCSEPod. The panel will consist of various in-house department members as well as an independent member of the public.
16- After 5 entries have been shortlisted – the nominators will be contacted for further information on their Everyday Heroes and the additional information will be used to create a more detailed submission to progress to the next stage of the competition.
17- The 5 shortlisted nominators and their Everyday Hero recommendations will be released on GCSEPod social media accounts for the general public and all social media followers of the accounts ‘GCSEPod’ to vote on.
18- Voting can be determined by any factor(s) deemed appropriate by those casting a vote.
19- After the aforementioned close date, the votes will be counted and verified to determine the winner of the competition.
20- The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 5 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
21- The promoter will communicate with the winner of this competition to agree on an appropriate time and date for the delivery of the virtual keynote and subsequent delivery of other physical prizes.
22- The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
23- By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
24- The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
25- The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.