Yes! Our awards are completely free of charge to enter.
Go to our categories page to choose the most relevant category for your nominee and complete the entry form online. Please read the suggested guides to maximise your nominee’s chance of success. Once you have completed your entry ensure you click the submit button at the end of the entry form. You will be sent an automated email confirming the submission of your entry.
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Ensure you do all of the following:
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Of course! You can begin an entry form and choose to save and continue later. A link will be sent to the email address you enter, or you can copy and paste and save the link provided. This will allow you to continue your entry at a time that is convenient to you.
No, you don’t. Some nominators like to keep it a surprise until they know whether their nominee has been shortlisted. We do however send a certificate to all nominees whose nominators have submitted completed entries. and we do ask that all nominees are celebrated on National Thank a Teacher Day (June 21st 2023). .
Yes, but the entries must be different i.e. personalised to the nominees. If we consider any entries for nominees from any one school or college to be identical / very similar in content except for the names, those entries will not be shortlisted.
You can only enter an individual into one individual category. However, if that person is also part of an FE Team or a whole school team, then they can be entered into the relevant award categories, but they must not be the primary contact or the lead team member.
Our team awards are listed below. Click on the titles to read the criteria and eligibility criteria.
Individual support staff can be entered into The Award for Unsung Hero.
All entries must be submitted online by 5.00pm on Friday 24th February 2023
You will find out if you have been shortlisted by mid-March 2023.
If your nominee is not shortlisted and has not been put forward to the judging stage, you will be sent a certificate for them which we ask you to present when you celebrate them on National Thank a Teacher day, 21st June 2023.
If your nominee is shortlisted our judges will contact you by March 20th 2023 to let you know. We ask that you liaise with them to arrange a virtual judging visit between March 20th and May 5th 2023.
All certificate recipients and Silver Winners will be announced on Thank a Teacher Day on 21st June 2023.
The ultimate Gold winner will be announced at the end of November 2023 either live on The One Show or at the UK Ceremony taking place at the end of the week’s BBC coverage.
The UK Ceremony is held annually in late November in London. Gold Winners are announced live at the event or via BBC’s The One Show in the week running up to the UK Ceremony.
We give all our Silver a free allocation of tickets to our UK Ceremony, with an option to purchase further tickets.
As part of their prize package, all Silver Winners’ hotel rooms are paid for on the night of the UK ceremony, at a top Central London hotel.
Absolutely! All Silver Winners are invited to a celebratory afternoon tea in London. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the winners to meet other nominees in their category, their judges and for the Teaching Awards team to meet them too! Our winners often stay in touch after this event and see it as a great networking event – it is a great opportunity to share each others’ practice with colleagues from around the UK.
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