Unsung Heroes consistently go the extra mile

Staff in schools and colleges 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 in doing so, to a high standard. This Award is for those individuals who consistently go 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?

We recommend you write around 1000 words ensuring you address the key points shown below.

Take advantage and enter before Christmas and you can request early bird entry feedback from the Teaching Awards team.

Deadline for all entries is 5.00pm,  February 24th 2023.

Who can enter?

This category is open to all staff working in establishments providing full-time education to children aged 3-18, including school office staff, caretakers, lab technicians, all support staff.  We welcome entries from early years settings, state and independent schools and FE colleges. Individual nominees who have been entered into other categories can also be entered into this category, but the entries must be unique.

Key points to consider

To maximise your nominee’s chances of success. we recommend you address the points below when writing 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 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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2023 Pearson National Teaching Awards Entry Form

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