Outstanding new teachers have a natural ability that shines through.

New teachers who bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the school and an openness to learn from those more experienced, to improve their skills. They inspire and engage children, enabling them to thrive in their academic, social, and emotional development. They ensure their pupils enjoy learning, and achieve well. They’re an inspirational new teacher who has shown great promise and had a significant impact on the school and its pupils since joining the teaching team.

Who can enter?

  • Open to all qualified teachers in their 1st, 2nd,or 3rd year of teaching, teaching in any phase, teaching children aged 4 – 18 in UK schools
  • We welcome entries from state or independent schools
  • We welcome entries for diverse educators who represent the diversity in our society

Key points to consider

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

  • Learning environment: The ways in which your colleague creates passion and excitement in the classroom and other learning environments which engages students in their own learning and fosters a child’s enthusiasm to strive to achieve their full potential.
  • Teaching and learning: How your colleague uses traditional and innovative teaching approaches. The skills and characteristics of this teacher that make them an exceptional classroom practitioner.
  • Assessment: Ways in which your colleague assesses the progress of each pupil, ensuring the needs of all pupils are met. How do they ensure the children are involved engaged in feedback?
  • Working with others: The ways in which your colleague works with others to enlist support to continually assess and improve their own practice, enabling them to fully support pupil’s academic, social, and emotional development.

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2024 Pearson National Teaching Awards entry form

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

Thank you for your interest in the Teaching Awards. The 2024 awards are now closed. Please register your interest for the 2025 Awards and we will contact you when they launch.