Cambridge University Press is asking people to nominate inspiring people for its Dedicated Teacher Awards after a tough year for the profession during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The awards are open for nominations until 12th March, with people asked to choose a teacher who has made an outstanding impact on their students, either in everyday or exceptional circumstances.
At the close of the nomination period a panel of educational experts will choose six regional winners who have gone above and beyond for their students. The winners will receive a trophy and feature on a thank you page at the front of every new Cambridge University Press Education textbook for one year from August 2021. They will also win class sets of books or digital resources, an invitation to join the Cambridge Panel online research community platform, and other prizes.
The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite story about a teacher when the regional winners are announced via social media on 23rd April. The press will announce the overall winner on 11th May.
Kirsty Walford, head of brand (education), said: “Every day, teachers do things that change lives – often without realising the impact they have on their students. Even with the unprecedented challenges this past year, teachers have done everything in their power to ensure that learning has continued.
“Whether moving lessons online at short notice, or simply being there to listen to their students when needed, teachers have really gone above and beyond. For that, we’d like to join with people around the world to say thank you together.”
To nominate a teacher, people should submit a written entry in English of fewer than 150 words or a video no longer than two minutes to the competition website.