Teaching Assistants brighten up edcuation for their students

Teaching Assistants are the superheroes in our classrooms, each with a unique role. In our search for the Teaching Assistant of the Year, we’re on the lookout for that extra special something —the one who goes above and beyond, creating magic in the lives of their students. They’re seen as an asset to the teachers they support and other colleagues within schools.


Who can enter?

  • Open to all classroom assistants including teaching assistants, learning mentors, learning support assistants and those involved directly in supporting teaching and learning.
  • We welcome entries from state and independent schools and FE colleges.
  • 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 space – How your nominee makes the classroom a place where students learn and thrive. How they collaborate with teachers to enhance the learning experience and their ability to engage with parents in getting involved with their child’s educational journey.
  • Aiming high– Give us examples of when your nominee stepped up when the challenge was tough or the outcome uncertain, helping students reach their academic and personal goals against the odds.
  • Continuous growth – Their personal growth and development since joining the school? Tell us about their commitment to continuous learning and they share their expertise and wisdom with others in the school community.
  • Making a difference – Show us the impact your nominee makes not just in the classroom but in the wider school community. How their contribution to team teaching, school life and beyond has a positive impact and brings people together. In this entry we’d love to see the magic that you think makes your nominee stand out – what makes them brilliant?

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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.