PETAA Awards for Excellence in Primary English Teaching

PETAA is committed to supporting the work of primary teachers across Australia. To acknowledge the expertise and commitment of our members, we are delighted to announce two awards:

The inaugural PETAA Award for Excellence in Primary English Teaching (perfect for individual teachers) 

The inaugural PETAA School Award for Excellence in Primary English Teaching (perfect for whole schools or year groups/staff teams/cohorts)

We accept self-nominations and peer-nominations for the individual award. All nominations should address each of the criteria areas (see below) in no more than 200 words per criteria, and be accompanied by a written reference from someone in a supervisory role. Applicants may include links to additional resources such as social media sites or videos as further evidence of their work.

An evaluation committee of PETAA directors, staff and members will review all applications and determine the final award winners. The Award will be conferred at the PETAA Leading with Literacy Conference on 21st October. The winner will be presented with a certificate and receive a one-year complimentary membership of PETAA.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact PETAA Professional Learning Manager Robyn Topp.

 

About the Award for Teachers

Applicants will be assessed on evidence across four selection criteria as below. 

  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching English in the primary school classroom through innovative and original programs aligned with current curricula. 
  • Supports students to become successful and engaged users of language and literacy across the primary curriculum as evident in illustrative material such as student work samples, reflections, parent or peer feedback, or relevant metrics. 
  • Engages in ongoing professional growth in relation to the teaching of English; that is, language, literacy and literature.
  • Contributes positively to PETAA through active participation in one or more of the following: professional learning, publications and/or other initiatives such as sharing PETAA resources and drawing on them within school-based professional learning communities, literacy coaching, special interest networks etc.

This award is open to current (or recent*) full-time and part-time teachers of primary English in Australia, and is also open to teachers in leadership positions. Applicants must be PETAA members.

The Award will be conferred at the PETAA 2022 Leading with Literacy Conference on 21st October. The winner will be presented with a certificate and receive a one-year complimentary membership of PETAA.

 

About the Award for Schools

Applicants will be assessed on evidence across four selection criteria as below. 

  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching English in the primary school either as a whole school or through an innovative and original program with a group/ cohort within the school
  • Leadership engages teachers in an ongoing program of professional growth in relation to the teaching of English; that is, language, literacy and literature
  • School ethos supports teachers to strive for best outcomes in language and literacy across the primary curriculum for all students  
  • The school acknowledges PETAA’s support through professional learning, publications and other resources.

Applicants must be PETAA members.

The Award will be conferred at the PETAA 2022 Leading with Literacy Conference on 21st October. The winner will be presented with a certificate and receive a one-year complimentary membership of PETAA.

 

How to enter these awards

Nominations are now open. Entry forms can be downloaded above. Submissions close on Friday 26th August, 2022.
 
Timeline

Applications open: 16th May 2022
Applications close: 26th August
Applications reviewed: 26th – 31st August 
Winner notified (confidentially): 30th September 
Final announcement: 21st October (at the 2022 PETAA Leading with Literacy conference).  

Enter now

Recent = Having worked with children in classrooms within the last 5 years.


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