Teacher Awards

Last updated 3 March 2018

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Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionTeachers of Physics award

IoP logoTeachers contribute an immense amount to any society, however they sometimes do not achieve the recognition they deserve.

The Teachers of Physics awards, instituted in 1986, celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who, by their outstanding practice in the classroom have raised the state of physics and science in schools. Individuals are honoured alongside distinguished research scientists and industrialists. In this way we recognise that without dedicated teachers there would be no physics research community or technological base in our society.

For Wales, you can download a combined nomination and referees’ form here. The Deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.

Primary school competitionPrimary Science Teacher Awards (PSTAs)

PSTT logoTeachers that are doing incredible work, raising standards, excelling in tough conditions and going above and beyond deserve to be celebrated. The Primary Science Teacher Awards do just that - we celebrate, reward and provide a plethora of opportunity for these deserving teachers.

The awards are open to all current practising Primary Teachers (full or part-time) who: 

  • Are innovative and creative in teaching science;
  • Inspire colleagues and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond;
  • Engage pupils in the excitement and fascination of science.

Established in 2003, the awards are presented during the Annual Primary Science Teacher College Conference. Teachers who win the award support colleagues in their own and other schools either locally, regionally or nationally to raise the profile of science. They will automatically be inducted into the Primary Science Teacher College as a College Fellow where they have access to many benefits including funding in excess of £500,000 to help shape primary science for the better. 

The achievements of these amazing teachers are celebrated at an awards ceremony at which family, friends and colleagues can gather together to watch their friends and loved ones be recognised for their outstanding achievements. 

 Nominate a teacher here.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionSalters’ National Awards For Science Technicians

Salters logoCalling all technicians! Don’t miss out in gaining recognition for the important work that you do. Click here for details on how to apply for a £1000 Salters’ Technician Award. Closing date for applications is Friday 4 May 2018.

Secondary school competitionSchool Biology Teacher of the Year Award

RSBThe Royal Society of Biology’s School Biology Teacher of the Year Award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, and currently employed in a UK based school or college. The award aims to recognise outstanding and inspiring biology teachers, and is now open for nominations.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionThe Kavli Education Medal

The Kavli Education Medal is awarded by the Royal Society every two years to an individual who has made a significant impact on science or mathematics education within the UK. The next round of nominations will be opening on 30 November 2017. If you, or someone you know, deserves to be recognised for the impact they have had, make sure to nominate them.

Primary school competitionSecondary school competitionRolls-Royce Science Prize

Rolls Royce logoThe Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science or maths teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. You can enter the competition through two routes.

  • You can attend an ENTHUSE funded CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. The action plan you prepare as part of your course can be submitted for the Science Prize.
  • If you are unable to attend a course at the National STEM Learning Centre you can enter the Science Prize through one of the regional Science Learning Partnerships. Find out how to enter here
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