Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year


Does this lecturer inspire and engage students in order to help them achieve their full academic and social potential?



  • Please ensure you read through the entry guide, eligibility, criteria and questions carefully before submitting your entry.
  • This award is open to all FE Lecturers and teachers.
  • Entries from state and independent colleges are welcome.



The focus of the Pearson Teaching Awards criteria is teaching and learning.

  • Please think about the core question and address the category criteria when completing your entry.
  • Criteria questions are designed as a prompt to help you in formulating your entry and to give guidance on the type of questions that panel members will be exploring to compile their shortlist of finalists.
  • It is recommended that you provide written evidence and examples to support your statements wherever possible. Additional evidence can be shown to our judges when they visit your school, should your nominee be shortlisted. Please therefore do not include external hyperlinks in this document.
  • It is recommended that you write approximately, but not more than 250 words per section.



  • Once the form is completed the Principal should click submit at the bottom of this form by midnight on Sunday 10th March 2019. Alternatively, if you are not the Principal you can submit the form but the Principal must be aware of the entry.
  • Please complete all criteria question boxes below.
  • Please remember that we recommend approximately 250 words per criteria.
  • Please note, incomplete entries will not go forward for shortlisting.

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  • About the Nominee

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  • Opening Statement

  • Criteria 1. Learning environment

    Creates a climate for learning in the classroom that is characterised by enthusiasm for teaching and learning, high expectations, and outstanding results.
  • 1. How does this lecturer act to create a climate which is characterised by enthusiasm for learning and high expectations?
    2. What expectations do students in this lecturer’s class have of themselves?
    3. What are the perceptions of students?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 2. Teaching and learning

    Shows a commitment to each and every student: challenges students to aim high and supports them in pursuit of their aspirations.
  • 1. How does this lecturer encourage students to develop and maintain their sense of their own potential and their aspirations?
    2. How does this lecturer encourage and support students when they experience setbacks or difficulties?
    3. What progress do students regularly make in this lecturer’s class?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 3. Assessment

    Actively monitors the experience and progress of each student and adjusts his or her approach to take account of the needs of students and the class as a whole.
  • 1. How does this lecturer keep abreast of the experience and progress of individual students?
    2. How does this lecturer manage the learning of students in the class and differentiate the goals s/he sets for diverse students?
    3. How does this lecturer set goals which are challenging for each student and breaks them down into manageable steps?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 4. Working with others

    Engages others in supporting students’ learning and development, including colleagues, other professionals and outside agencies / organisations?
  • 1. How does this lecturer collaborate with colleagues in the college to further students’ learning and development and with what outcomes?
    2. How does this lecturer work with other professionals, agencies and organisations to address students’ needs and with what outcomes?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 5. Beyond the classroom.

    Contributes beyond the classroom to the life of the college and shows a continuing commitment to his or her own professional learning and personal development.
  • 1. How does this lecturer contribute to the wider activities of the college (e.g. to the college’s extra-curricular activities or to the resources available to others)?
    2. What is the impact of this lecturer’s contribution to the broader life of the college?
    3. How does this lecturer continue to develop his or her classroom expertise and with what impact on the learning, growth and development of students?
    4. How does this lecturer share their expertise?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
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