Application Deadline: March 7, 2020.
The Inspirational Educator Awards 2020 Application is open.
The Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) is aimed at elevating the teaching profession and motivating school teachers and leaders, who are dedicated to imparting lifelong learning in their students, schools and communities.
The Inspirational Educators Awards (INSEA) is aimed at elevating the teaching profession and motivating school teachers and head teachers to continue to strive for excellence in their profession. The awardees emerge from a merit-based competition and are rewarded handsomely for their commitment and passion.
Winners of these prestigious awards are selected based on pre-defined criteria. The awards include the following categories:
THE INSPIRATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This is an annual award aimed at honoring teachers dedicated to imparting life-long learning in their students. This prestigious award recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. A cash award of ₦1,000,000.00 will be given to a resourceful, caring and innovative teacher who has made an inspirational impact on his or her students and community.
THE INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOL LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The influence of a leader on the overall performance of a school can either make or mar it. Improving school leadership ranks high on the list of priorities for school reform. This prestigious award recognises the importance school leaders have on our educational system. A cash award of ₦2,000,000.00 will be given to a hard working and sacrificial school leader.
– Nomination & Registration closes 7th March 2020
– Applicants are notified of their status (If you do not get feedback from us by the second week of April, you have been unsuccessful in progressing through to the Top 10 in your category) April 2020
To be eligible, an Applicant must:
- Have minimum number of 3 years teaching experience;
- Teach or provide educational support to students between the ages of 5 and 18 in a school setting;
- Not be prohibited from participating in the Contest or receiving the Award under applicable law;
- Not have conducted themselves (by act or omission) in such a way as to bring the teaching profession or MHF, its affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and subsidiaries (“MHF Parties”) into disrepute (as may be determined at the sole discretion of MHF);
- Not be a previous Award winner; and
- Not be an employee or consultant of Meadow Hall Group or its affiliates, or an immediate family member of such employee or consultant.
The judges will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
- Innovative and effective instructional practices and student learning outcomes in the classroom and school;
- Accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide role models for the teaching profession – whether through charitable or community work, or through sporting, academic or cultural achievement;
- Contributions to public debates on raising the bar of the teaching profession, whether through writing articles, blogs, taking part in media and social media campaigns, events or conferences;
- Sharing inspirational education practices with other teachers;
- Preparing children to be global citizens in a world where they will encounter people from many different religions, cultures and nationalities;
- Improving access to a quality education for children of all backgrounds;
- Third party recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond. This can include pupils, colleagues, head‐teacher as well as members of the wider community –including Government, faith based organizations and Cooperate organizations (supporting written and/or video testimonials should be provided); and
- Evidence of innovation;
- Evidence of accomplished students (track record).
School Leader. Criteria for School Leader:
- A minimum of 5 years leading in a school or
- In education for 5 years and 2 years leadership experience.
Once applications are submitted, they will be reviewed & scored by the INSEA planning committee who will select the top 50 finalists in each category (teacher & school leader). The INSEA planning committee will then further review the top 50 finalists and select the top 20 finalists in each category. Next, a panel of seasoned educators & auditors selects our top 10 finalists and then our highly esteemed judges select the top winner in each category through a face to face interview and subject to additional screening, background and reference checks.
- The award will be paid in one installment.
- The winners must accept the following conditions
- Shall not conduct themselves (by act or omission) in such a way as to bring the teaching profession or any of the MHF Parties into disrepute (as may be determined at the sole discretion of MHF).
- The winners must:
- Continue to teach or provide educational support to students between the ages of 5 and 18 in a school setting and
- Serve as an Ambassador for MHF. Serving as an Ambassador for MHF shall include but not be limited to attending events, speaking to the media, undertaking training and other commitments outside of working hours, on weekends and/or on holidays.
Conditions and Limitations:
- Limit one application per applicant.
- Applicants who do not win will not receive notification. Entries will not be returned.
- Applicants will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred in connection with submitting the application.
- MHF is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries.
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