Lifetime Achievement

An award for an  individual in the world of education who has who has dedicated their life to the teaching profession and made a real difference throughout their career, inspiring and enriching education for others. It recognises a wide range of educators, who must hold QTS, including teachers, headteachers, principals and CEO’s in schools, FE colleges and academy trusts. They will have had a significant and positive impact on the people they have worked with over the course of their career, from pupils and colleagues to educational stakeholders and within their local community, and not only in their current schools and beyond, but throughout their lifetime career in education. Their commitment to, and passion for, education should be exemplary to all.

Who can enter?

  • Educators in schools or FE colleges approaching the end of their career, who hold QTS.
  • Those nearing the end of their career but who will still be working in April 2024
  • We welcome entries from state and independent schools across the UK.
  • We welcome entries for diverse educators who represent the diversity of our society

Key points to consider

  • Achievement: The ways in which your colleague has worked to help raise the educational standard achieved by the students in their care, and how others have viewed these outcomes.
  • Life-long learning and development: The ways in which your colleague has maintained a commitment to their own professional development throughout their long career, ensuring they are always abreast of and use new, as well as tried and tested teaching methods in order to give their students the best education possible.
  • Inspiring others: The ways in which your colleague is a source of inspiration to other team members. How have they helped develop the expertise of others, and used their experience to engage with parents, other schools and the local community?
  • Lifetime Achievement: What you consider to be the major achievements of your colleague throughout their career with both peers and students they have taught, how they have enriched the lives of those in the school community? What is likely to be their legacy for education?

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2024 Pearson National Teaching Awards entry form

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

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