About the
Awards

Great teachers see things differently. They see education as inspiration, challenges as opportunities and students as pure potential.

Presented by Commonwealth Bank and national charity Schools Plus, the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards celebrate teachers and school leaders whose achievements have transformed young lives.

Why should
I apply?

Your achievements will be an inspiration to other educators. And, as one of our 12 Award recipients, you'll receive a 12-month $45,000 Fellowship that includes an overseas visit to a high-performing education system and $10,000 for professional development.

Plus, we’ll provide $25,000 to fund a high-impact project at your school.

Who can
apply?

The Awards are open to all registered teachers and school leaders currently working in any Australian school. Applications for teaching achievements in disadvantaged communities are especially encouraged.

Why should I
nominate someone?

Outstanding educators deserve recognition. Nominating someone is a great way to show your appreciation for their teaching achievements, but doesn't oblige them to apply.

About the Awards

Great teachers see things differently. They see education as inspiration, challenges as opportunities and students as pure potential.

Presented by Commonwealth Bank and national charity Schools Plus, the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards celebrate teachers and school leaders whose achievements have transformed young lives.

Why should I apply?

Your achievements will be an inspiration to other educators. And, as one of our 12 Award recipients, you'll receive a 12-month $45,000 Fellowship that includes an overseas visit to a high-performing education system and $10,000 for professional development.

Plus, we’ll provide $25,000 to fund a high-impact project at your school.

Who can apply?

The Awards are open to all registered teachers and school leaders currently working in any Australian school. Applications for teaching achievements in disadvantaged communities are especially encouraged.


Why should I nominate someone?

Outstanding educators deserve recognition. Nominating someone is a great way to show your appreciation for their teaching achievements, but doesn't oblige them to apply.

Criteria

You are able to demonstrate your initiation of, or contribution to measurable, significant and ongoing improvements in student learning, achieved through identifying students' needs and applying high impact, effective and evidence-based teaching or leadership practices. Please include measurable evidence of how you have achieved improved learning experiences and outcomes for your students and the measures and evidence that demonstrate this achievement over time.

You are able to demonstrate that you are contributing significantly to and/or leading a culture of collaboration and connectedness within and/or beyond the school. Please include evidence of how you have shared knowledge to create a professional learning culture that develops the skills of others and the specific outcomes and collective impact that have resulted from this collaboration.

You are able to demonstrate why and how you have fostered family and/or community engagement which has led to improved outcomes for students through purposeful and meaningful connections. Please include evidence of what changes occurred for students, parents and/or community members as a result of their improved engagement.

You are able to demonstrate a deep understanding of contemporary leadership in education, teaching and learning that stimulates the thinking of others and leads to significant educational improvements in classrooms and schools. Please tell us your story – how you have applied your personal attributes such as creativity, resilience, resourcefulness and drive, your capacity to inspire and influence others, why you’re committed to the teaching profession and your potential to help shape the future of education practice in Australia.

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Transforming Learning Outcomes Transforming Learning Outcomes
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Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
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Engaging with the Community Engaging with the Community
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Attributes of a Teaching Fellow Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
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Transforming Learning Outcomes
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Engaging with the Community
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Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
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