Show your support for a school star
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, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells.
Winners of the 2017 event will be announced at a ceremony in mid May at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidsatone. The awards dinner will have 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 2016 awards are supported by a number of community partners including Social Enterprise Kent, Kent Sport and Physical Activity Service, SELT, Project Salus, Medway Council, Kent County Council, CXK, Kreston Reeves, Loop CR Ltd, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Canterbury Christ Church University, Leeds Castle, Marlowe Theatre and the following departments at the University of Kent: Politics and International Relations; Physical Sciences; Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science; Biosciences; European Culture and Languages; and History.
The deadline to submit a nomination is 1 March each year.
Nominations have now closed.
For more information on Teacher of the Year ring the team on 0844 264 0291.
Click HERE to view the photographs from the 2016 event
Click HERE to read news report and see full list of winners from 2016 event
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.