The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners


The Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of exceptional teachers across the UK. Finalists are selected by our panel of judges for a Silver Teaching Award, which are announced on ‘Thank a Teacher’ day each year.  All Silver Award winners are then considered for a Gold Award. These are announced at the glittering Pearson Teaching Awards UK Ceremony, which will take place in London in October 2018 and will be filmed and broadcast on BBC2.

How to Enter

How to Enter

Entries can be submitted by schools or colleges. Members of the public can nominate a teacher for an award through our ‘Thank You’ scheme. Click here for more details.

If you are a member of the senior management team of a school or college team, or a stakeholder working closely with educational establishments and feel you can confidently complete an entry form against the set criteria, you may submit an entry as detailed below.

If you want to endorse a thank you that one of your staff has received, you don’t need to wait for us to write to you – you can start the process today by downloading the relevant entry form for the category in which you wish to endorse and thereby enter your staff member for an Award.

Please note the Pearson Teaching Awards operates the following policies:

  • A person may only be entered into one category in any given awards year
  • Previous Teaching Award winners cannot be entered for further Pearson Teaching Awards
  • If the nominee will be retiring before April 2018 then sadly they are not eligible to be entered for a Teaching Award.

Select a Teaching Awards category from the list below in the format you prefer to download an Entry Form. Once you have decided the category in which to submit the entry for your nominee(s), download and save the relevant Entry Form.

Complete the Entry Form in Microsoft Word or in Google Docs, and email to We will email to confirm receipt and if you haven’t received this within 5 days please do get in touch.

Please ensure you read through the eligibility, criteria and questions on the entry form carefully before submitting your entry.

You may enter as many colleagues or teams as you wish.

Every nominee will also receive a thank you card and be given access to the opening statement of your entry. All other information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Entries must be received by Friday 23rd March 2018 at 5pm.

Many thanks for taking part.

Click here to download the entry forms.