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Lockdown School Heroes

Recognise a member of staff at your school that has gone the extra mile to support students over lockdown.

Whether its your science teacher who has put on amazing digital lessons, your form tutor who always checked in with you, the school librarian who kept students engaged in reading or your school cleaner who was a great support to the school and those students still going in during the pandemic – we want to hear about your Lockdown School Hero!

If you are a student, nominate a member of staff from your secondary school/college using the form below. They could win a certificate, a letter from Sir Jack himself and a special JPF facemask to recognise their outstanding achievements in supporting and motivating young people.

What can I nominate someone for?

The short answer… anything that involves supporting students!

– Engaging with students over lockdown – this could be through amazing digital lessons they made fun, or just checking in with student’s wellbeing regularly
– Going the extra mile to help students catch up on missed education
– Helping keep after-school activities running remotely
– Supporting in-school-students and keeping the school running during lockdown

Nominate your Lockdown School Hero today!

Lockdown School Heroes - nomination form

  • If you are under the age of 18 please find an adult to fill out your nomination for you. Please contact if you have any problems.
  • Please note you must be a student aged 11-19 to nominate a member of staff at your school/college.
    Please tick all that apply.
  • (e.g. PE teacher, teaching assistant, cleaner, librarian, receptionist etc.)
  • How have they helped you/other students during the lockdown/remote teaching/since being back in school?
  • If you do not know their email address, please provide an email address for your school/college.
    Sometimes we share photos on our social media and send them out to press to shout about the great things young people in London and Essex are doing. The Jack Petchey Foundation will keep your personal information securely on our records indefinitely, unless you contact us to say you want it removed. We may also share this information with partners to promote our joint programmes.
    We will not share your name or written nomination with any other party without your permission.

Judging Criteria

See below the criteria by which we decide the winners of the programme.

The nomination for member of staff may be successful if:

  • They are a member of staff at a secondary school/college in the London/Essex area who has been nominated by a student between the ages of 11-19
  • They are going above and beyond their role in the school/college to help others
  • They are engaging/motivating/supporting young people during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • They have adapted their role during the pandemic to support students
  • All actions referenced in the nomination above are in accordance with the current government guidelines regarding social distancing

Got a question?

If you’re unsure about anything to do with the Lockdown School Heroes Award, please email

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