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Essex Teaching Awards

28 November 2017

Everyone spends time in the formal education system, and it's the actions of teachers and others who work in schools that influence some of the biggest decisions we'll ever make.

The Essex Teaching Awards give us the opportunity to ensure those individuals get the recognition they deserve, allowing us to identify, celebrate and share best practice.

Over the past four years the awards have acknowledged outstanding teachers and headteachers, teaching assistants, governing bodies and school teams who work in Essex.


The 2017 Essex Teaching Awards took place in February 2017. Read about the winners and see pictures of the award ceremony.

Nominations for the 2018 Essex Teaching Awards are now closed.

Advice for parents/carers/pupils making nominations:

Please do not be intimidated by the structure of the Essex Teaching Awards nomination form, which is designed to complement national teaching awards criteria. The nomination process is not a test; it is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the inspirational work that takes place in schools across Essex every day. Each nomination is considered on its own merits. However, please try to provide as full an answer as possible to each question in support of your nomination. 

Entries are accepted from anyone in respect to individuals working or volunteering within maintained schools and academies in the Essex local authority area.


The categories for this year’s awards are:


  • New teacher of the year
  • Teaching assistant of the year
  • Primary teacher of the year
  • Secondary teacher of the year
  • Special school teacher of the year
  • Primary headteacher of the year
  • Secondary headteacher of the year
  • Governing body of the year
  • School team of the year
  • Lifetime achievement
  • Student choice

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