The 'Unsung Hero' Award

The ‘Unsung Hero’ Award aims to recognise the everyday heroes working in early years settings, schools and colleges, giving them the thanks they deserve, whether it’s a stand-out teacher, friendly caretaker, playground helper or brilliant office receptionist!

It is the only award open to nominations from parents/carers and pupils so do spread the word amongst your school community and encourage them to make their nomination via the form below.  You can also choose to send your nominee a personal thank you message and card via the Thank a Teacher campaign. We’ll follow up with your school to invite your senior leadership team to progress the nomination into a fully-fledged Pearson National Teaching Awards entry and who knows, we could be surprising you live on The One Show!

When you are writing your nomination, please consider the following:

  • How has your nominee made a difference and enriched the lives of children and young people and their families? Give us some examples of the great things they do and their impact on the school community.  
  • Tell us how your nominee supports others, particularly those more in need than themselves. How do they lead by example, to show how actions make a difference?

Send Your Nomination