The Tes Schools Awards, recognising the outstanding teachers and schools in the UK, are returning for a full in person ceremony, following two years of virtual events.
The Tes Schools Awards are now open for nominations, with the ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 17 June 2022. For the first time, this year’s awards will bring together categories for state and independent schools to create one combined and inclusive national event to celebrate excellence across the whole education sector.
The Tes Schools Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate school achievements with the wider education community, boost morale and share inspirational stories with a wide audience. Categories will honour outstanding teachers, schools and support staff, as well as initiatives to support staff wellbeing, innovative use of technology and programmes that engage with the wider community.
The awards are widely recognised as among the most prestigious for educators to receive, reflected in the calibre of its judges.
Judges for this year’s Tes Schools Awards include Dame Alison Peacock, head of the Chartered College of Teaching, Christine Gilbert, former head of Ofsted and Sir Tim Brighouse, the first London Schools Commissioner who led the London Challenge.
Entry is free and is open to state and independent schools throughout the UK, starting today and closing at midnight on Friday 18 March 2022.
The award categories are:
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Setting of the Year
- Primary School of the Year
- Secondary School of the Year
- Specialist Provision School of the Year
- Independent Prep School of the Year
- Independent Senior School of the Year
- Boarding School of the Year
- Headteacher of the Year
- Teaching Assistant of the Year
- Subject Lead of the Year (Primary)
- Subject Lead of the Year (Secondary)
- Subject Lead of the Year (Specialist Provision)
- Send Provision in a Mainstream Setting of the Year
- Pupil Mental Health Initiative of the Year
- School business leader of the year
- Resource of the Year
- Community Engagement Initiative of the Year
- School of the Year for Staff Wellbeing
- Best Use of Technology
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Rod Williams, CEO of Tes Global said: “The return of the Tes Schools Awards with a full, in-person ceremony is a wonderful moment. Teachers and schools have endured so much over the last couple of years and we’re sure they will be looking forward to this prestigious event. This truly is the Oscars of education.
“We can’t wait to hear what schools have achieved and we want these Awards to be the biggest and best ever, celebrating education and saying thank you to our incredible teachers.”
Professor Sam Twistelton, Director of the Sheffield Institute of Education is one of the Awards judges. Professor Twiselton said: “This global crisis has not only shown the world just how much matters when education is disrupted but also how much we depend on it to navigate our way out of a disaster. I have watched in awe as the whole school workforce have kept the show on the road during this time. It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to celebrate their magnificence.”
Another judge is Dame Joan McVitie, past President of ASCL. Dame Joan said: “Teachers have been absolute heroes throughout the last year. They have had to cope with unprecedented challenges and have done so admirably. This year’s Tes awards are an opportunity to nominate your local heroes and celebrate what they have achieved for your community.”