Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

The Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Does this teacher or headteacher demonstrate a lifelong record of achievement?


  • Please ensure you read through the entry guide, eligibility, criteria and questions carefully before submitting your entry.
  • This award is open to all qualified teachers and headteachers approaching the end of their career.
  • Entries from state and independent schools are welcome.
  • All entrants in this category must hold qualified teacher status.



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 a member of the senior management team should click submit at the bottom of this form by midnight on Sunday 10th March 2019. If you are not a member of the senior management team you can submit the form but a member of the SMT 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. Aiming high

    Acts purposefully to achieve his or her goals with outstanding results.
  • 1. What impact has this person had in his or her field and how?
    2. What has been the impact on educational standards?
    3. How do others view the outcomes achieved?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 2. Vision

    By their contribution, furthers our understanding of what can be achieved and how.
  • 1. How have others learnt from the progress, contribution and achievements of this individual?
    2. How do others characterise this individual’s mission, vision and values?

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

    By their example, acts as a role model, inspiring and engaging others.
  • 1. How do others respond to this individual and to his/her achievements?
    2. What is the impact of this individual on others in his or her field and beyond?
    3. How has this individual shared their expertise?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Criteria 4. Lifetime achievement

    Shows a continuing commitment to his or her own personal learning and personal development.
  • 1. How does this teacher develop his or her understanding of what makes people effective and how people learn?
    2. What priority does this teacher give to his or her own learning and development?
    3. How does this teacher call apply this understanding to further his or her professional learning and personal development?

    Please answer in no more than 250 words below.
  • Additional information (optional)

    If you would like to add any additional information that you feel would enhance the entry that does not fall within the criteria above, please tell us about it below.
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