Get involved in the 2024 Pearson National Teaching Awards.

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Check out your MAT dashboard to view thank you messages and Unsung Hero nominations sent across your schools, view the 16 team and individual categories available to enter or request a call to learn more about the awards

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Enter your MAT into The Impact Through Partnership Award

The Impact Through Partnership award recognises MATs who encourage collaboration among member schools with the creation of innovative programs or initiatives that can be shared and implemented.

For schools this award looks at those who are making a significant impact beyond the confines of their trust community. Schools and colleges who actively engage with businesses, non-profits, or other educational institutions to jointly develop programs that extend benefits not only to their immediate surroundings but also to the broader community.

What is the Impact Through Partnership category?

Strong entrants in this category make a significant impact beyond the confines of their school community. Collaborative partnerships with external organisations is key. This category is for schools and colleges who actively engage with businesses, non-profit organisations, or other schools / colleges to jointly develop programs that benefit not only those in their local area, but also to the wider community.

Within Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), these collaborations could be among member schools, with the creation of innovative programs or initiatives that are shared and implemented across multiple schools within the MAT, amplifying impact. Other examples could be projects tailored to address specific challenges, that, once proven successful within one school or MAT, are scaled and shared with others to maximise best practice. Outside of MATs, schools could be collaborating with external organisations on initiatives and education that they otherwise couldn’t provide to scale, and that by working with others the benefit of their collaborations can be shared with colleagues and learners on a significantly broader scale.

Those project leaders who have taken on active roles in a broader educational spectrum, leading initiatives that amplify impact by sharing experiences and insights, and have inspired others to contribute to the continuous improvement of education for many should consider submitting an entry.

Who can enter?

  • Open to all schools, partnerships or trusts educating children aged between 4-18 in the UK.
  • We welcome entries for diverse educators who represent the  diversity of our society

Key points to consider before entering

To maximise your nominee’s chances of success, please address these points in your entry.

  • Opportunity: How has the school, partnership, or trust created distinctively rich and ambitious opportunities in a group of schools? What would happen in the absence of the partnership’s work?
  • Reaching outwards: The winning school or trust or partnership will see itself as the catalyst for wider success beyond any individual school or institution: there will be a commitment to collective responsibility across all stakeholders. Signpost the key partnership collaborators and their roles, and show how these work together for the benefit of young people.
  • Achievement: The school will define achievement more broadly than through progress data and examination results: it will show the opportunities that have come to children and staff through dedicated, hard-wired partnership working. You will be able to show how the strategic aims of the partnership are decided and lived out, and you will be able to share plans for long-term sustainability of the partnership.
  • Celebrating: This will be a partnership that will tell its story to the wider community and celebrate the successes achieved by all kinds of children and staff. It will be a partnership that exemplifies the values of collaboration and distributed leadership.

General Awards Copy and Graphics

Please click the link below to access graphics and copy to share with the school's in your trust and your wider networks.

If you would like any further material to promote the awards or if you have any questions about the entry process itself, please email Rebecca.

The Teaching Awards Trust

Watch the video below to learn more about our work at The Teaching Awards Trust.