NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards 2013-14
National, Regional and Wales Representative and Officer of the Year Winners 2013/14
The winner of the 2013/14 National Representative of the Year award is Deane Narayn-Lee of Bradford Association.
Deane Narayn-Lee is a long-standing NUT school representative. Deane’s school NUT membership has reached the highest figure ever reached in a Bradford District school due to his credibility as an effective school representative and as a respected professional who can offer sound advice to colleagues.
In addition, Deane has been active in promoting community cohesion in a school where the majority of students come from a Muslim background. With a grant from Bradford Association, Deane organised a visit to Auschwitz with a number of sixth form students with a Muslim background.
The winners of the 2013/14 Regional and Wales Representative of the Year awards are:
|Northern||Shaun Dunlop (Newcastle upon Tyne)|
|North West||Roz Morton (Sefton)|
|Yorkshire/Midland||Deane Narayn-Lee (Bradford)|
|Midlands||Gayle Andrews (Leicestershire)|
|Eastern||Paul Connolly (Hertfordshire)|
|South East||Ian Hawkins (Hampshire)|
|South West||Sarah Murphy (Gloucestershire)|
|London||Andrea Phillips (Croydon)|
|Wales||Clare Owen (Cardiff)|
The winner of the 2013/14 National Officer of the Year award is Ed Finch of Oxfordshire Association.
As Communications Officer for Oxfordshire Association, Ed Finch has completely overhauled the Oxfordshire NUT website, turning it into an effective campaigning tool. He has also developed sections on the site for specific groups of NUT members, e.g. reps, equalities groups and young teachers.
Ed is responsible for press work locally, securing a significant number of interviews and helping to raise the profile of the Association.
Ed is also responsible for all communications that go out on behalf of the Association, including its new re-branded newsletter. An impressive NQT booklet and Reps booklet have been published.
Further, Ed has taken on a significant role in relation to campaigns which involves working closely with other unions to improve terms and conditions for members.
The winners of the 2013/14 Regional and Wales Officer of the Year awards are:
|Northern||Joe Waddle (North Tyneside)|
|North West||Ian Watkinson (Lancashire)|
|Yorkshire/Midland||Deborah Turner (Derbyshire)|
|Midlands||Russ Bragger (Walsall)|
|Eastern||Sarah Anderson (Central Bedfordshire)|
|South East||Ed Finch (Oxfordshire)|
|South West||Mike Gurney (Devon)|
|London||Kashif Mallick (Redbridge)|
|Wales||Paul Bedford (Swansea)|
Presentation of the awards
The regional/Wales awards were presented to the winners at regional/Wales events.
The national awards were presented to the winners by the NUT General Secretary at the 2014 Annual Conference in Brighton.
|Deane Narayn-Lee||Ed Finch|
NUT membership awards: a history
2005-2009: National, Regional and Wales
Union Membership Development Awards (NUMDA/RUMDA/WUMDA)
In 2005, the NUT Executive agreed to establish the National Union Membership Development Award (NUMDA) to acknowledge and reward good practice in recruitment and retention at local level. The NUMDA was awarded to an association or division with a significant achievement in membership recruitment or retention.
The NUT Executive further established the Regional and Wales Union Membership Development Awards (RUMDA and WUMDA). The RUMDA and WUMDA were awarded to individual members who had made a significant contribution to membership recruitment or retention.
2009-2011: National Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (MDAs)
In 2009, the NUT Executive carried out a review of the awards. They were renamed as the National Membership Development Award (National MDA) and the Regional and Wales Membership Development Awards (Regional and Wales MDAs).
The Regional and Wales MDAs were awarded to individual members for their achievements in membership recruitment and retention. The associations/divisions of the winners of the Regional and Wales MDAs were then considered for the National MDA.
NUT Representative and Officer of the Year Awards
In 2011, the NUT Executive carried out a further review of the awards. It was agreed to replace the MDAs with the NUT Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
NUT members are invited to nominate an NUT representative or an officer who has made a difference in their school, academy, college or local area.
There are 10 NUT Representative of the Year awards, one for each region in England and one for Wales. Similarly, there are 10 Officer of the Year awards.
The winners of the regional/Wales awards are subsequently considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards.
National, Regional and Wales Representative and Officer of the Year Winners 2012/13
The winner of the 2012/13 National Representative of the Year award was Yolanda Cattle of Barking & Dagenham Division.
The winner of the 2012/13 National Officer of the Year award was Andy Reeve of Leicestershire Division.
National, Regional and Wales Representative and Officer of the Year Winners 2011/12
The winner of the 2011/12 National Representative of the Year award was Chris Denson of Coventry Division.
The winner of the 2011/12 National Officer of the Year award was Scott Lyons of Norfolk Division.
National, Regional and Wales MDA Winners 2010/11
The 2010/11 National Membership Development Award (MDA) was won by Denbighshire association.
National, Regional and Wales MDA Winners 2009/10
The 2009/10 National MDA was won by Leeds Association.
NUMDA, RUMDA, WUMDA Winners 2008/2009
The NUMDA 2008/09 was won by Nottinghamshire Division.
NUMDA, RUMDA, WUMDA Winners 2007/08
The NUMDA 2007/08 was won by Rhondda Cynon Taf Association.
NUMDA, RUMDA, WUMDA 2006/07 Winners
The NUMDA 2006/07 was won by Bristol Association.
NUMDA winner 2005/2006
The 2005/06 award was won by Plymouth Association and the award was presented to the association at Annual Conference 2006.