Nominations open for the 2018 Pearson Teaching Awards

The annual Pearson Teaching Awards are now open for nominations.

This is the 20th anniversary of the awards, which celebrate the work of teachers, teaching assistants and heads across the UK.

Categories teachers can be nominated for include ‘outstanding new teacher of the year’, ‘special needs teacher of the year’, ‘teaching assistant of the year’ and ‘headteacher of the year’ both at primary and secondary level.

Finalists at the so-called “Oscars of the teaching world” will receive a ‘silver teaching award’, and a selection of awardees will be considered for a coveted ‘gold award’.

Gold award winners will be announced at a London ceremony in October 2018, which will be broadcast on BBC2.

“The work of teachers has unique outcomes for the health, wealth and welfare of every single person in this country. As a nation we should be fantastically proud of them, I know I am,” said Lord Puttnam CBE, founder of the Teaching Awards Trust.

The deadline for entries is 5pm on March 16. To nominate a colleague, click here.

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