School Biology Teacher of the Year Award
About the award
The School Biology Teacher of the Year Award aims to recognise the very best and most inspiring teachers.
The award celebrates teachers who demonstrate:
- Outstanding and inspirational teaching of biology
- Inspiring pupils beyond the classroom by supporting high quality extra-curricular learning opportunities both in and outside of the classroom setting
- Delivering inspirational INSET training for colleagues to share best practice in the teaching of biology and spreading their enthusiasm for the subject
- Influencing the teaching and learning of biology beyond their own institution in other schools or educational settings
Find out more about previous winners.
The winner of the award will receive £500 for themselves, £500 of Oxford University Press resources for their school, and also one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology at the appropriate grade.
How to apply
The 2019 award is now open for nominations.
A nomination form for is now available to download.
A poster is also available to promote the award at your school or college.
The award process has two stages: an initial detailed nomination supported by a senior colleague, which is followed by a shortlisting of up to three candidates who are assessed in further detail through submission of a case study report and a school visit.
Individuals can enter by being nominated, either by themselves, a colleague, parent/guardian of a student, school governor or head teacher, using our application form.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 21st December 2018.
The award is open to all teachers who are working with students aged 11-18 years old, teaching pre-university level biology programmes of study, and currently employed in a UK based school or college.
Email Raghav Selvam if you have any queries regarding this award.
Oxford University Press is supporting the Royal Society of Biology by offering a prize to the winner of the School Biology Teacher of the Year Award.