BELMAS Reflective Practice Award

Applications welcomed October - February

The British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) invites applications for the Reflective Practice Award. The Award is open to those in leadership roles in schools, colleges and universities who are able to demonstrate leadership of an innovation in an educational setting which has made a significant contribution to the development of an organisation.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of critical reflection on their leadership actions and provide evidence of their impact on practice.


  • The winner of the Award will receive £400
  • One night's free accommodation, day attendance and dinner reservation at the BELMAS Annual Conference to receive their award
  • BELMAS Award Certificate
  • The opportunity to be included in a BELMAS publication of leadership in practice in addition to other opportunities for dissemination.


The Award is open to all members of BELMAS who are practitioners in schools, colleges or higher education. BELMAS members are encouraged to nominate practitioners to be considered for the award. Applications are invited from individuals or teams who may be resident anywhere in the world.


The innovation demonstrated in the application may be in the UK or overseas.

Submissions should be made by the candidate (the practitioner or lead member of a team) or a nominator.

Applications must be made using the online form provided. Candidates should outline, in English, a written summary of their leadership of an innovation in an educational setting in no more than 500 words. The summary should cover the nature of the evidence they would submit in a full submission if shortlisted through to the next stage.

Shortlisted applicants will subsequently be asked to produce a paper, written in English, of no more than 2,500 words, describing the innovation and its impact in greater detail. 

Deadline for applications was 1st March 2020.


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