16 Nov The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are open for entries.

PM Awards

The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are open for entries. The awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. Entries close on 18 March 2016.

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WHO CAN ENTER

Any group, team or partnership can enter the Awards if they meet all of the eligibility criteria. Your group can enter directly by completing an Entry Form.

2016 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for the 2016 Awards, entries must:

  • focus on improving outcomes for children and young people – in early childhood education, primary school, or secondary school, in English, Māori, or Pasifika-medium
  • be from a licensed or certificated early childhood service or a school/kura registered under the Education Act 1989
  • be from a group, team or partnership (entries about an individual are not eligible)
  • be based in New Zealand
  • be based around early childhood and school curriculum documents and education strategies developed in New Zealand and closely linked to teaching and learning
  • include at least one qualified teacher with provisional or full New Zealand registration
  • not pose a risk to the credibility or integrity of the Awards.

We can’t accept entries about an individual, or from groups, teams, or partnerships that include a staff member or contractor from a lead education-sector agency (e.g. Ministry of Education, Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, Education Review Office, Education New Zealand, Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Careers New Zealand).

ENTERING THE AWARDS

To enter the Awards, your group, team or partnership must meet the eligibility criteria and complete an entry form that includes a case study.

Your case study should detail:

  • the story of your group, team or partnership
  • what you set out to improve and why
  • the actions you took to bring about change
  • the change you achieved and sustained for children and young people.

Each entry must be supported by evidence of a positive change in learning and achievement.

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