The historical listing of each Award period since its start in 2017 are available for viewing below.
Each year two sets of awards are presented with winners receiving a Certificate and small financial prize.
Voting takes place after each period and positions 1,2,3 will change until voting concludes.
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Hall of Fame Award Nominations for Jan-Jun
Nominated Date - 28-01-2021 Nominee Name - Inclusion 21 (Paul Hewlett & Megan Lyon) Nominee Service - Adult day service
Nomination Details Inclusion 21 is a newly started Adult Day Service in Skellingthorpe, Lincoln
My daughter has attended the day centre on a Thursday until Lockdown.
Inclusion 21 has gone above the call of duty in giving on line zoom calls 5 mornings a week for those unable to attend the centre, also 2 afternoons of activities, activity packs sent in the post, which have been so much fun!! Also a disco one evening a week.
Megan and Paul have made such an impact on so many peoples lives, Inclusion is certainly paramount.
This is from my daughter:
Inclusion 21 is a brilliant service, they put a smile on my face and they are winners in my eyes.
Nominated Date - 21-02-2021 Nominee Name - Orthotics Department Nominee Service -
Nomination Details During the very trying year we have had, my son needed new orthotic insoles. Obviously we couldn't have a face to face appointment so they kindly sent him some new insoles in his new shoe size.
Then as soon as they could, my son was called for an appointment where he was given a couple of different insoles to try.
We were advised that we could ring and get full insoles if he wasn't getting on well with them. They are the only department that we have had a great response from during various lockdowns.
Nominated Date - 22-02-2021 Nominee Name - Ellen Goodley Nominee Service - Playgroup - key worker
Nomination Details My son is at Frampton Playgroup since he has been attending the staff have all gone above and beyond meeting his care needs making sure he is able to use all activities set up for him safely
Nominated Date - 05-03-2021 Nominee Name - St Lawrence Team Nominee Service - Education
Nomination Details The team at St Lawrence have gone above and beyond during these difficult times.
My son has struggled with heightened anxiety manifesting in an extreme stress response with very real physical symptoms.
Chloe is part of the pastoral support team and has been pivotal in supporting him, however, the entire staff have been there for us even if it was behind the scenes.
The school has provided alternatives for education provision during the times when only part time attendance was possible and continue to be supportive as he prepares for full time school. Staff have emailed daily and telephoned weekly.
At no time have we felt unsupported and feel the school deserves recognition for their hard work.
Nominated Date - 06-03-2021 Nominee Name - Branston community day nursery Nominee Service - Childcare
Nomination Details My sons nursery have really gone above and beyond. They have all learnt Makaton to communicate with him, they have been working along side physio and speech and language to encourage my son to take steps, walk and eat and explore food and overcome his sensory issues.
I am astounded by how amazing they have been and the extra work each key worker puts in to his development. Especially the SENCO George.
Nominated Date - 22-03-2021 Nominee Name - Toni Woods c/o Kisimul School and Residential Placement Nominee Service - Education and Residential Setting
Nomination Details All staff make my son feel very safe and are very intuitive of his needs.
Through the Therapeutic provision they deliver it has allowed my son to emotionally regulate and use his words again to express his wishes and needs something which he had not previously done for a long time.
Moving to the school and residential has been a huge transition for us, all staff have showed great empathy from the perspective of a 'whole family approach' and have supported us all through the process.
It is rewarding to hear how our son has built positive relationships with staff and interactive ones with peers it has given him a real 'sense of belonging' and 'quality of life' back which in turn has given us our son back.
We cannot thank them enough staff continue to strive to understand our son and meet his needs in creative ways that are meaningful to him.
Nominated Date - 30-03-2021 Nominee Name - Mr Williams Nominee Service - Teaching assistant
Nomination Details Mr Williams is the TA in my child's class (reception/yr1). He has gone above and beyond during lockdown to try and keep things as ‘normal’ as possible for the children especially those who had only just started school before being asked to home-school.
He is always the first to comment on children’s work and praise them. He is just so efficient, lovely and amazing with the children they all absolutely love him and we think he deserves credit for that
Nominated Date - 07-04-2021 Nominee Name - Mrs Ojeh Nominee Service - School
Nomination Details The school have always worked hard and always went above and beyond. The school is small and very nurturing and everyone knows my child and understands his needs. They run regular extra activities such as forest school and swimming.
They also hold loads of interesting events run by the PTA for the children. The TAs who run the wrap around care always have a friendly smile and a listening ear for both us parents and our child and makes the transition into school each day a breeze.
During lockdown they welcomed our child with open arms and it was a great relief to know that the routine that is so important to him would be the same.
The transition of the children back into school after lockdown was also very well managed and our child coped with the change well because of their support. When he has had to stay at home they regularly checked in to make sure us and him were ok.
They have always been open to any suggestion we have made about how to help our child and vice versa. I could not think of a better school for our child.
Nominated Date - 21-04-2021 Nominee Name - Spectrum Gaming Nominee Service - Spectrum Gaming
Nomination Details Spectrum Gaming was set up by a group of autistic advocates who wanted to create a friendly and accepting community for autistic people who have a shared passion for gaming.
Our main focus is for autistic gamers to have some fun and make some friends in a safe and accepting environment.
Spectrum Gaming is a charity which supports autitic children and adults through gaming.
It has helped my son come out of his shell and find like minded children to play online with in a safe and welcoming environment.
Nominated Date - 21-04-2021 Nominee Name - Jeanette Jameson Nominee Service - Education
Nomination Details I would like to nominate Quadring Primary School for an award.
My son J has been there for 3 years and he has always had a full EHCP plan.
He has substantial medical difficulties and they have never batted an eyelid over what’s been asked - they’ve all been ventilator trained, they adapt after school clubs to allow him to attend despite needing 1:1, he goes on school trips and he is very much “one of the family”.
He may never excel academically but this school makes him feel valued and important and unique and when we beat so much about people not getting it right - we should congratulate them when they do. They are a superb team.
Nominated Date - 23-04-2021 Nominee Name - Hayley Jacklin Nominee Service -
Nomination Details Hayley goes above and beyond for every child in her setting, but even more so for those with additional needs. She champions every issue and fights tirelessly for support when needed.
She has gone out of her way to make sure my son is included in every activity when sensory issues would normally have stopped him. She has been to our home to make sure she can be present for virtual meetings for issues regarding my son's eating disorder and so she can hear advice first hand from specialists ready to implement it on returning to pre school.
She really is amazing and deserves recognition for all her hard work.
We all love her xxx
Nominated Date - 26-04-2021 Nominee Name - Sue Porthouse Nominee Service - Portage
Nomination Details I would like to nominate Sue Porthouse because she is a star and has helped me and my family over and above the call of duty many times.
She looks outside the box to deliver personalised care and has always believed me.
I can not thank her enough she is always there for us no matter what. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for her I just think this will be a perfect way to thank her.
Nominated Date - 26-04-2021 Nominee Name - Laura Bentham Nominee Service - Community nurse
Nomination Details I would like to nominate laura Bentham because she is a star and has helped me and my family over and above the call of duty many times.
She looks outside the box to deliver personalised care and has always believed me. I cannot thank her enough.
She is always there for us no matter what. I would not be where I am today if
it wasn't for her.
I just think this will be a perfect way to thank her.
Nominated Date - 26-04-2021 Nominee Name - Beth and Sharon Warwick Nominee Service - Royal Vulcans Cheer and Dance
Nomination Details I would like to nominate my daughters cheer/dance coaches Beth and Sharon for the SEND hero award.
My daughter is 11 and has multiple and complex additional needs including autism. We had long looked for an after school activity that she would enjoy and who would support her needs. We tried swimming, ballet and rainbows/brownies but none worked out for her. Then 3 years ago she attended a taster session for cheerleading with Royal Vulcans Cheer and dance.
Since then we have not looked back. Her coaches Beth and Sharon have completely embraced her difficulties and always try to find a way to include her in everything they do. They recognised quickly what her needs were and put things in place to ensure the sessions were accessible to her.
This included having extra staff/volunteers in sessions to support my daughter if she needed it meaning she could stay for the whole session and slowly build her confidence and skills. My daughter has gone from one hour a week doing Pom dance to doing 3 hours a week training In Pom, hip hop and stunt. She has gone on to compete at lots of competitions which she absolutely loves and lives for.
Over lockdown lessons had to move to zoom which my daughter struggled massively with. She just couldn’t keep up in a group situation and would become frustrated and she was losing her confidence. Her coach Beth was able to offer her private zoom lessons so she didn’t lose her skills and she slowly built her confidence back up. She was taught a Pom solo as well as a group Pom routine so that she was ready to go to competitions again when they restart.
My daughter has dyspraxia and low muscle tone so dance and cheer do not come naturally to her. She does not always make the same level of progress as her friends. Her coaches always find a way to keep her motivated and adapt awards to recognise her accomplishments and so she doesn’t become disheartened.
Her coaches always show my daughter that she is a valued member of the squad, even making her cheer captain for her squad last season. They offer encouragement and are so enthusiastic when teaching her it makes me tired just watching. My daughter is now able to take corrections to her dance to try and improve on what she can do which was unheard of before.
We never thought we would find something that could accommodate our daughter let alone embrace her differences so openly. She loves her cheer and dance and has come such along way. It would not have been possible without Beth and Sharon and I feel that they deserve recognition for all they have done for not only our daughter but for us as a family! Seeing her hit the floor in a competition, beaming from ear to ear, is something we never dreamed possible for her!
We would love for them to be recognised by winning the SEND hero award!
Thank you for reading!
Nominated Date - 27-04-2021 Nominee Name - Louise Johnson Nominee Service - Happy Hooves Equine Assisted Learning Centre
Nomination Details My son has been attending 1:1 sessions with Louise at Happy Hooves for 3 years.
Louise is calm, patient and caring. She always ensures that his sessions are flexible and led by him, at the same time she helps him to achieve things he never thought he could. Louise goes out of her way to allow him to be involved in a way appropriate to him and has built a brilliant relationship with him.
Over lockdown she maintained as much normality as possible, through video calls and sending photos of the animals.
She has been a key part of the increase in my son’s confidence and self esteem and we are so grateful for everything she does.
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