About the
Awards

We all know great teachers do more than teach – they inspire curiosity, encourage creativity, help children reach their full potential and so much more.

The Commonwealth Bank and Schools Plus are proud to present the 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Now in its third year, the Awards aim to showcase Australia’s great teachers, celebrate their achievements and show appreciation for the important work they do.

Why should
I apply?

If you are one of our 12 Award recipients, you’ll receive a 12-month Fellowship that includes $10,000 for professional development and an overseas education visit valued at $5,000.

Plus, you will receive $30,000 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 socially diverse communities are especially encouraged.

Why should I
nominate someone?

Great teachers and school leaders 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

We all know great teachers do more than teach – they inspire curiosity, encourage creativity, help children reach their full potential and so much more.

The Commonwealth Bank and Schools Plus are proud to present the 2019 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. Now in its third year, the Awards aim to showcase Australia’s great teachers, celebrate their achievements and show appreciation for the important work they do.

Why should I apply?

If you are one of our 12 Award recipients, you’ll receive a 12-month Fellowship that includes $10,000 for professional development and an overseas education visit valued at $5,000.

Plus, you will receive $30,000 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 socially diverse communities are especially encouraged.


Why should I nominate someone?

Great teachers and school leaders 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 measurable, significant and long-lasting improvements in student learning, achieved through identifying students' needs and applying exceptional, effective and evidence-based teaching or leadership practices. Please include 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 increases collective impact.

You are able to demonstrate why and how you have fostered family and/or community engagement to enable purposeful and meaningful connection that has improved outcomes for students. 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
Transforming Learning Outcomes >
Engaging with the Community
Engaging with the Community >
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge
Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge >
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow
Attributes of a Teaching Fellow >