The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching


Nomination and Entry Terms & Conditions 2019

For the purposes of the Awards a nomination is the same as a thank you.

An entry can be either a fast track entry (without the need for an initial nomination) OR an endorsement of an existing nomination. The form used to submit an endorsement or fast-track entry is the same.

The Teaching Awards are open to anyone wishing to nominate a head, deputy head, teacher, teaching assistant, or team in a school or a lecturer or team in an FE establishment currently teaching in England, Northern Ireland or Wales; from all schools whether state maintained or independent, excluding employees of the Teaching Awards company Ltd and their families. Anyone can make a nomination and there is no limit to the number of nominations an individual can submit.

Details of anyone making a nomination (the nominator) will be sent to the Headteacher / Deputy Head and the nominee. The Teaching Awards will not pass on details of the nominator to anyone making a general enquiry. Any enquiries of this nature will be directed to the Headteacher / Deputy Head at the school at whose discretion this information is disclosed.

Hereinafter the term nominee refers to a head, deputy head, teacher, teaching assistant, school team, lecturer or FE team nominated.

For the purpose of these Awards:

Primary includes Foundation level / Early Years practitioners working with pupils in the 3-11 age range. This covers teachers in all schools teaching up to key stage 1 and key stage 2, including qualified teachers of nursery aged pupils in primary schools, teachers in maintained and independent nursery schools and teachers in independent schools with nursery provision. It also includes teachers in middle schools deemed primary.

Secondary includes practitioners working in all types of secondary schools with pupils in the age range 11-18 years old. This covers teachers in all schools with pupils above the age of eleven, and also includes teachers in middle schools deemed secondary.

Where a nominee teaches primary age and secondary-age pupils, as defined above, the nomination should be made in the sector in which the majority of teaching time is spent.

All full time, part time and peripatetic teachers and teaching assistants from every subject and activity area are eligible for nomination, including teaching and non-teaching heads.

A nominee who has retired or will retire prior to the end of April of the Awards year cannot be nominated for an Award. The Teaching Awards Trust cannot accept posthumous nominations or nominations for retired practitioners. A nominee cannot nominate themselves for an Award. Previous Teaching Award winners are not eligible for re-nomination.

The Teaching Awards has the right to withdraw a nomination if it becomes clear that the nomination is not endorsed by a member of the senior management team at the nominee’s school or evidence supporting the nomination is found to be false or written by the nominee. The Teaching Awards shall be permitted to exclude any nominee at any time at its sole discretion.

Individuals may make as many nominations as they wish provided each nomination is submitted online. Schools/colleges can only enter one individuals per category each year.

All thank you nominations must be received by 5.00pm on 10 March 2018 for the Awards year and all entry forms must be received by midnight on Sunday 10th March 2019 for the Awards year 2019. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted, nor will any that are incomplete on this date.

Entries are accepted only via the Teaching Awards website Any entries emailed, posted or faxed will not be accepted. The Teaching Awards accepts no responsibility for failure to submit entries by the stated deadline or for incomplete entries or those lost due to problems with the internet. Proof of completion is not proof of delivery.

If during the course of the entry and judging period the nominee changes school, both the previous and current school may be required to provide evidence concerning the nominee for judging purposes.

If during the course of the entry and judging periods the nominee retires or takes maternity/paternity leave the nominee may be required to return to the school to be observed in the classroom where possible.

If during the course of the judging period the nominee is unable to be judged on the pre-agreed date e.g. due to illness, it may become necessary to discount the entry. The Teaching Awards will do its best to help reschedule a judging visit within the allocated timescale. If this is not possible, the entry can be resubmitted for the following Awards year.

All material submitted as part of any entry and the copyright thereof, as well as the rights of any interviews, shall become the property of The Teaching Awards Company ltd. No entry or supporting material will be returned.

The nominee and nominator give all consents necessary for The Teaching Awards to produce publicity material based on the nomination, entry and judging report, which may be edited by the Teaching Awards if required, and agree to participate without financial reward in interviews, which may be used by the Trust in any form in the media worldwide.

The Teaching Awards may, at its discretion, change the award category for which any entry is made.
The decision of the judging panels is final in every situation, as is that of the Teaching Awards in all matters affecting the Awards, and no correspondence on this topic will be entered into.

Entry to The Teaching Awards is deemed acceptance of these rules and agreement to be bound by them. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you also agree to our general website terms and conditions.

The Teaching Awards Trust reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.