Each year since 2008 an annual award has been made to recognise the contribution of an individual, who is external to the Union, who has been involved in campaigning on a national or local educational issue.
Award winner 2022
Congratulations to Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE CEO of Stemettes for being awarded the NEU2022 Fred & Anne Jarvis Award for her tireless campaigning for quality education to end gender & racial stereotypes in STEM.
Previous award winners
- Marcus Rashford, MBE, for his work in fighting food poverty
- Parent campaigner Julie Rayson, for her contribution to the campaign to challenge Bright Tribe Trust’s management of the Whitehaven Academy;
- Madeleine Holt, co-founder of Rescue Our Schools, a parent-led campaign group for properly funded and locally accountable state education;
- Journalist Warwick Mansell for his invaluable contribution to the education debate; education campaigner Jonny Crawshaw for his tireless campaigning for the rights of children to a decent education in York;
- Children’s author Alan Gibbons, for speaking up for teachers, children and education;
- Ged Grebby, founder of Show Racism the Red Card; Michael Lees OBE for his campaigning to remove asbestos from schools;
- Malala Yousafzai, activist for girls and women’s education;
- Margaret Tulloch for supporting comprehensive education;
- Fiona Millar, journalist and education campaigner;
- The former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen;
- Professor Robin Alexander; and
- Melissa Benn, state comprehensive education campaigner.