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The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards were started to mark the vital contribution that teaching staff make to our community. The awards recognise the expertise and dedication that is the hallmark of an outstanding teacher.
Nominations open each January. Award categories include primary, secondary, newly qualified teacher, non teaching member of staff including dinner ladies and caretakers and a volunteer award, which includes members of the PTA and governors.
A panel of judges select winners from the local authority areas, Ashford, Bexley, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells.
Winners of the 2017 event were announced at a ceremony in mid May at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone. The awards dinner had a fundraising element with additional seats available to purchase on a paid basis and a raffle held. Proceeds raised from the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards go to literacy and road safety projects in the region.
The deadline to submit a nomination for 2018 is midday Wednesday 7 March.
Click HERE to view the photographs from the 2017 event
Click HERE to read news report and see full list of winners from 2017 event
Click HERE to download best practice booklet detailing 2017 winners
Click HERE to submit a nomination
Kent Teacher of the Year Awards is staged as a fundraising event to support the educational services delivered by the KM Charity Team in Kent schools. No charge is made to submit a nomination, but funds raised through corporate sponsorship and at the awards dinner are used to support our work.