Teacher Awards

Last updated: 14 February 2019

IOP Technician Award

The IOP Technician Award will enable the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.With the aim of raising the professional status of technicians, the IOP Technician Award will highlight the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry.The winner of the IOP Technician Award will receive a prize of £1,000, a trophy and a certificate which are presented at the IOP annual awards dinner.
The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2019 To submitt a nomination go to

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STEM Learning 2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

HomeThe ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards consist of four regional celebrations with the winners of the regional awards going on to a national celebration on 20 June 2019. Attended by inspiring educators from across the UK, the national celebration will take place at the Royal Society in London, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

You can nominate yourself or someone you know.

Details here.

Primary 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 - 2019 nominations will open soon

The 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. If you, or someone you know, deserves to be recognised for the impact they have had, make sure to nominate them.

Rolls-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