1. Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards
1.1. The Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards (Awards) are new national awards open to teachers and school leaders at all Australian schools through a partnership between the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Commonwealth Bank) and Australian Schools Plus (Schools Plus).
1.2. The purpose of the Awards are to award ‘Teaching Fellowships’ valued at $45,000 to twelve (12) selected teachers/school leaders and their schools (each teacher/school leader, a Fellow).
1.3. The Awards are supported by the Commonwealth Bank and a key initiative of Schools Plus - the ‘Pioneers in Philanthropy’ - a group of donors who have made a significant commitment to Schools Plus to assist schools in disadvantaged communities (Pioneers).
1.4. The Pioneers include; David Gonski AC and Orli Wargon OAM, Angus James and Sarah James, John B Fairfax AO and Nick Fairfax, John Grill AO and Rosie Williams, Roger Massy-Greene, Kerry Stokes AC and the Commonwealth Bank.