Why we started…

“Throughout my teaching career, I have worked in both mainstream and special school settings. I am currently head of year at Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, and I was looking for an awards programme I could enter my pupils into that wasn’t academic based. I was incredibly surprised to find there was very little out there. When I spoke to pastoral staff from other schools none of them knew of any pastoral awards, but they were also interested in finding one they could enter. With this knowledge, I decided to create an awards scheme based on kindness as this is particularly important to us all through the COVID pandemic. I wanted the awards to be inclusive and lift spirits in a time where schools are having to work differently. Anyone can show kindness despite their background or academic ability, meaning every pupil has the chance to enter and win an award for their achievements.”

Sarah Gregory

Founder of the Be Kind Awards

“When Sarah first explained her idea to me, I absolutely loved it. There just isn’t anything out there like the be kind awards.
I have been teaching for 12 years and have been Head of PHSCE for 5 years. In that time I have seen students from all kinds of different walks of life show incredible kindness in different guises, and had always wished there was a way to acknowledge and reward these actions. I love how these awards are something any student can strive to achieve, and how they aim to promote a society of compassion, respect and understanding. Sarah’s vision is an utterly wonderful one, and I am so honoured to be able to assist her.”

Sarah Maile

Director of the Be Kind Awards