Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by Voice

This award recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.

If you can respond positively and in some detail to the following questions, we would welcome your nomination.

Is there a teacher in your early learning and childcare setting or school who stands out from the rest? If so, can you answer the following questions to explain what makes this teacher so good?

  • How does your teacher make learning challenging and enjoyable for you and others in your class, early learning and childcare setting school?
  • How does he/she use different types of information and communications technology to make learning relevant and exciting?
  • How is the teacher helping you to keep improving your literacy and numeracy skills alongside your other learning?
  • How does the teacher show that he/she is interested in you as a person?
  • In what ways does he/she make you feel positive about yourself and what you can achieve?
  • How does this teacher encourage you to learn from your mistakes and keep improving?
  • How does he/she support and encourage you and others in your class, early learning and childcare setting /school to be leaders?
  • How has he/she involved you in making your early learning and childcare setting or school a better place to learn?
  • Do you know if the teacher is involved in any studying or activities which are helping them to keep improving their practice?
  • How does this teacher contribute to making your whole early learning and childcare setting or school a better place for children and young people?
  • Does he/she lead activities outside the playroom or classroom which help you and others develop new skills and increase your confidence?

  • In what ways has this teacher made an impact on:

  • children and young people
  • the whole school or setting community;
  • the wider community?