Staff in schools across the UK repeatedly go above and beyond on a daily basis. The Unsung Hero Award recognises anyone on the staff team who has positively enhanced the lives of others in their school community; those who work quietly behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary and a commitment to doing so, to a high standard. This Award is for those who you feel consistently goes the extra mile.

We’d love to read about the positive impact your ‘Unsung Hero’ has had on those around them, through exemplary performance, always working beyond their normal job requirements, with a ‘can do’ attitude.

What have been the ingredients of their success and how have they impacted the pupils, their families, and the wider community?

Please tell us in around 1000 words, referring to the points to cover below. You can add further details in the additional information section at the end of this form, should you wish to.

Who can enter?

This category is open to all staff working in establishments providing full-time compulsory education. This includes school office staff, caretakers, all support staff, whole school  / MAT Teams. We welcome entries from state and independent schools and FE colleges. Nominees who have been entered into other categories can also be entered into this category, but the entries must be unique.

Points to over

Please ensure you address the following points and use them to focus your thinking as you prepare your entry:

  • Making a difference How has your nominee enriched the lives of children and young people and their families, and galvanised colleagues to do the same? Tell us the ways in which they have contributed to the school community showing tangible results. 
  • Supporting others How has your nominee shown examples of positive working helping those more in need than themselves?  Tell us the ways in which they have encouraged others in school to be good citizens, leading by example, to show how actions make a difference and how they have helped those less fortunate than themselves. 

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2022 Pearson National Teaching Awards Entry Form

Note: Please read the 'Points to cover' prior to making your entry.