Pearson As the world’s leading learning company, Pearson is proud to sponsor the Teaching Awards. Pearson has 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. Whether it’s at home, in the classroom or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances. In the UK, Pearson brings together leading names in education to provide a blend of content, curricula, assessment, training and information systems to make learning more engaging and effective. Technology underpins everything we do, from the latest resources for personalised learning to data analysis tools to measure progress and aid teaching. By putting technology at the heart of learning, we aim to support, motivate and inspire every educator and every learner. In today’s world, education isn’t just about gaining qualifications: it’s about enabling people to do things, as well as know things. That’s why we combine a belief in the highest, most rigorous standards with a focus on applicable learning and employability.
The BBC has supported the Teaching Awards since 1999, broadcasting the very first ceremony from Alexandra Palace. Since then, the UK grand final of the Teaching Awards has been filmed and broadcast by the BBC, demonstrating their continued support for this most important of professions. Lord Puttnam’s vision was for an award ceremony on a par with the Oscar’s or the Baftas, to celebrate those members of the education profession that are “the real stars” of our communities. The BBC has sustained this vision by producing a glittering and star-studded occasion that is compelling viewing, showcasing outstanding education professionals from across the UK. www.bbc.co.uk
The Department for Education
The Teaching Awards offer a great opportunity to celebrate the work of exceptional teachers whose commitment, passion and experience is making a real difference to children’s lives.
The government’s plan for education is designed to ensure every child leaves school prepared to succeed in adult life and it is having real impact, with standards rising and more than 1 million children now being taught at good or outstanding schools. It could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of thousands of teachers across the country. However I am conscious that we still have work to do to make sure young people in every part of the country receive an education that lets them reach their full potential. My mission therefore over the course of this parliament is to ensure that we unlock educational excellence everywhere.
Once again, congratulations and thank you for all that you have done so far, and continue to do, to improve the life chances of children and young people. I hope that you will all continue to strive for excellence and I wish you every success for the future.
The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Secretary of State for Education
The Welsh government is highly committed to working in partnership with the Pearson Teaching Awards to celebrate the commitment, dedication and inspiration of the teaching profession. Teachers are at the heart of raising standards and are instrumental in driving forward the Welsh government’s priorities of literacy, numeracy and breaking the link between deprivation and attainment. Inspirational teachers have a profound effect on the life of the learner and, through them, on society. We congratulate and celebrate all outstanding teachers, their work is vital and should be recognised and valued as such.
Scottish Education Awards
The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish education. They recognise the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms.
The Scottish Education Awards were first launched in November 2001 and are managed by Education Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Daily Record. The awards aim to celebrate the successes and recognise the achievements taking place within Scottish education.
Entry to the Awards is open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. There is a wide variety of categories to enter which are linked to Curriculum for Excellence and that also recognise the dedication and commitment of teaching staff and education supporters.
Each year the winners of the Teacher of the Year, Headteacher of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards go forward to the Teaching Awards.
At the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) we believe that teachers make students’ lives. Our membership, training programmes, events and publications help teachers carry out this vital job even better, more confidently and more professionally than before. As the hub of the largest and longest-standing network of school leaders and forward-looking teachers in England, the SSAT network helps you to collaborate meaningfully with other schools – learning from your peers, measuring your improvements against theirs and celebrating each other’s achievements.
Google for Education is a solution built for learning and designed for the classroom, helping teachers all over the world inspire curiosity in their students. Tools like G Suite for Education, Chromebooks, Google Classroom and more were created to enable students to learn better together, wherever they are.
We’re proud to begin supporting the Teaching Awards this year and are sponsoring the Outstanding Use of Technology in the Classroom award. At Google, we believe technology can contribute to significant learning improvements, but it is important to couple the technology with excellent teaching. The Teaching Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate outstanding teaching, which will have huge impact on the futures of students.