The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners



This is the principal way of entering an award. If you are a senior member of a school or college team, or a stakeholder working closely with educational establishments  and feel you can confidently complete an entry form against the set criteria, use the Teaching Awards ‘express route’ to take part.

Click here to enter colleague/s for Pearson Teaching Awards. Please remember the deadline is midnight on Friday 24th March.


If you are a member of the senior management team in a school or college and you want to endorse a thank you that one of your staff has received, you don’t need to wait for us to write to you – you can start the process today by downloading the relevant entry form for the category in which you wish to endorse and thereby enter your staff member in to the Awards.

All you need to do is download and save the relevant category entry form locally. Complete it offline and, once completed, email it in to by midnight on 24 March 2017. See our 2017 categories here.



Our ‘Thank a Teacher’ deadline has passed for this year. Thank you for all the entries.

We’ve all had a great teacher. They show a real interest in who we are, listen to our thoughts, inspire us to learn and encourage us to achieve our best, no matter what our goals are.

If you have an amazing teacher say “thank you” and we will send them a lovely “thank you” card from you, for free!

You can thank one individual per thank you nomination. If you wish to thank several individuals please write a thank you message for each one. If the individuals form part of a team please write the Team name in the ‘who would you like to thank box’.



Download our free posters and put them up around your school

Download our free website banners for your own website to encourage participation in your school community


The nominate a colleague poster is aimed at both staff in schools and colleges and all external agencies working closely with them. Many of these people observe outstanding practice in schools everyday. The posters can be displayed in staff rooms and be sent to external agencies you work with.

The thank a teacher poster can be placed around the public areas of your school / college where parents can see it on a daily basis. In addition it can be uploaded to school websites,  intranets and emailed out in parent communications.

Download the Thank a Teacher poster here   Download the nominate a colleague poster here




If you would like to encourage participation within your school community you can download the website banners below and add them to your own website.

Thank a Teacher website banner



Nominate a colleague website banner

BANNER - Nominate a colleague

BE INSPIRED – watch these clips of Pearson Teaching Awards 2016 Gold winners – this could be the person YOU enter for an award in 2017!

Teacher of the Year in a Primary School 2016 – Strictly’s Brendan Cole pays a visit to Jashu Vekaria of Uxendon Manor Primary and presents The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School 2016

Here is short film showcasing real nominations for our winners  and  the Teaching Awards UK Ceremony from 2015 and get a glimpse of what your school will have a chance of being involved in if you nominate:




Watch the  Teaching Awards UK Ceremony from 2015, aired as Britain’s Classroom Heroes  and get a glimpse of what your school will have a chance of being involved in if you nominate: