Deadline to enter 2021 Commonwealth education awards extended

DO YOU know of an exceptional education institution, teacher or school leader who ought to be recognised?

Nominations for the 2021 Commonwealth education awards for good practice have been extended to August 31, 2020.

Nominate now: Nominate an exceptional education institution, teacher or school leader to be recognised in the Commonwealth Education Awards. Picture: Supplied

Nominate now: Nominate an exceptional education institution, teacher or school leader to be recognised in the Commonwealth Education Awards. Picture: Supplied

The awards are designed to recognise institutions and teachers leading innovative learning and teaching projects.

They can enter as many as six categories:

  1. Rethinking education for innovation
  2. Rethinking education for work
  3. Rethinking education sustainability
  4. Education as pathways to peace
  5. Education for inclusion
  6. Commonwealth outstanding teacher or school leader.

Head of the Commonwealth's Social Policy Division, Layne Robinson, said: "In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact, we understand that the education sector is going through severe disruptions across the world.

"We recognise that individuals and organisations may not have had the necessary time or resources to submit their entries within the current deadline for the Commonwealth education awards.

"With that in mind, we are extending the deadline to 31 August to accommodate the extra time needed for submissions."

She said the awards were an excellent opportunity for all those working in the education sector, particularly in the current climate, to present how their work makes a positive difference in their communities.

For more information on the requirements and judging criteria, and to submit a nomination, go to commonwealtheducation.awardsplatform.com.

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