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Covid-19 Honours' nominations - now open

3rd July 2020

Honours’ nominations are now being sought for the New Year 2021 with the onus being on honouring outstanding individuals during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Honours Select Committee has provided extensive guidance on the completion of citation forms. Historically, individuals nominated for honours from the FE sector have tended to be at senior leadership level i.e. Principals and Governors for MBEs, OBEs, CBEs and BEMs, and whilst this should continue, nominations from under-represented groups including teachers and support staff. Colleges are diverse places; the nominations process is a great way to showcase the host of people that make up our vibrant learning spaces. We would welcome nominations particularly from women, BAME and LGBT communities and disabled people. Citations: Remember that citation nominations are only 3,000 characters (not words) long. You do not necessarily need to list a nominee’s various achievements (it is not a CV), but instead give fewer examples and demonstrate their impact and how they have made a genuine difference. For example, have they contributed to social mobility causes? How have they done that and what was the result? Your citation should not be:• a list of educational achievements;• a list of appointments, awards or posts;• a job description showing what the person is meant to do. Supporting statements: Pages upon pages of statements are not necessary. Again, as with the citations, the supporting statements should be short and to the point with an aim of being one A4 page long. We advise that a maximum of three letters of support should be sent with a citation. Within the letters, demonstrate how the nominee has personally made an impact with the work they have done. Supporting letters from students demonstrating this would be a great example. The final deadline for nominations for New Year 2021 is Friday 10 July 2020 at 10am. Nominations can be submitted from now until that date directly to the nomination’s office VE.HONOURS@education.gov.uk. Elements of a strong Honours nomination.pdf Elements of a strong Honours nomination.pdf (PDF,147.75 KB) Government Citation form FINAL.docx Government Citation form FINAL.docx (DOCX,104.36 KB)