Teacher of the year
This award is about celebrating teaching excellence in any phase or setting of education. The teacher of the year will stand out from the crowd, be inspirational and engaging, helping to ensure students achieve their full academic and social potential. The judges will want to see how the teacher creates a climate for learning that is characterised by enthusiasm, high expectations and outstanding results.* This teacher will draw on a wide range of approaches to motivate students, actively monitoring the experience and progress of each, and adjusting his or her approach to take account of individual needs. This person will listen to and make students feel valued. They will engage others in supporting students’ learning and development, including colleagues, parents and other professionals. He or she will also contribute beyond the classroom to the wider life of the academy and show a continuing commitment to their own professional learning and personal development.