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.
Reading this guide will really help you!
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. As with all IT fucntions, sometimes we encouter issues, so if you want to be safe, we recommend you copy the key points to cover and write your entry offline, then once completed you can paste it into the entry box and complete the entry form. Please note the maximim word coute is 1000 words (with an additional thousand avaiable in the additonal info box). The system will cut your entry off at 1000 words, so please do not go over this, as it could be classed as incomplete entry.
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. We ask that all nominees are celebrated on National Thank a Teacher Day (June 19th 2024). .
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 1st March 2024
You will find out if you have been shortlisted by mid-April, after the Easter break 2024.
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, 19th June 2024.
If your nominee is shortlisted our judges will contact you by the end of March 2024 to let you know. We ask that you liaise with them to arrange a virtual judging visit between March 18th and May 6th 2024.
All certificate recipients and Silver Winners will be announced on Thank a Teacher Day on 19th June 2024.
The ultimate Gold winner will be announced at the end of November 2024 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 in July. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the winners to meet other nominees in their category, their judges, category sponsors, 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.
If you email [email protected] one of the team will gladly help!