Representative and officer of the year awards 2019/20

The NEU invited members to nominate an NEU representative/officer, whom they feel should be recognised by the union for their hard work and commitment.

The awards are judged at a regional level and are made up of one rep and one officer for each region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Regional/Wales/Northern Ireland winners are then considered for the National Representative and Officer of the Year awards. These awards are presented at the NEU Annual Conference.

We will be announce the winners of the national awards on our website and in our magazines.

The nominations for the 2020/21 representative and officer of year award will open Autumn 2020.

Previous winners

Katherine Noonan: Representative of the Year

Katherine Noonan: Representative of the Year 2019

Kat was awarded the Representative of the Year  for her dedicated work in challenging the academisation of her school. Her imaginative campaign, included ballots and strong engagement with members and parents. This action brought the school plans for academisation to a successful end.   

Nicholas Jones: Officer of the Year

Nicholas Jones: Officer of the Year 2019

Nik Jones was awarded  Officer of the Year for developing and implementing a regional campaign called NEU Ideas. This highly effective campaign introduced trade unionism to new teachers. He was also played an important role in Durham NEU’s wider work.