What is Tomorrow's Teacher?

Tomorrow's Teacher is a cross-curriculum, multi-strand project that seeks to inspire innovative thinking about the future of teaching and learning in both primary and secondary schools. Looking explicitly at the role of the teacher, the project is asking educationalists and primary/secondary pupils to think creatively about the future.

Who are the competition sponsors and partners?

Tomorrow's Teacher is a Teachers TV project sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council

The project partners are:

What was the Tomorrow's Teacher competition?

There were two competitions which accompany the Tomorrow's Teacher project. The first was the Staff Competition. This was a competition for all those working in education, asking them to consider what the future holds for the role of the teacher and to write an essay (or think-piece) of no more than 1500 words discussing their ideas.

The other competition was the Class Competition, and invited primary and secondary teachers in UK to carry out a Tomorrow's Teacher activity, lesson or series of lessons and to submit up to three of the best examples of work from the lesson to be considered (e.g. photos, short written pieces, audio files). Resources and ideas are available on the site.

Please note that both competitions were held in 2009 and have now closed.

How do I enter?

Please note that both competitions were held in 2009 and have closed.

When did the competitions close?

The competition entry deadline was midnight on 31 March 2009 for both the Class and Staff Competition.

How were the entries judged?

Staff Competition

The Tomorrow's Teacher judging panel, as chosen by Teachers TV, looked for:

  • A creative exploration of the future of teaching, specifically considering the role of the teacher
  • A well argued and thought-provoking piece which looked at what this future could, or should be like

Class Competition

The Tomorrow's Teacher judging panel looked for:

  • The quality of the lessons how engaging and well-structured the lesson/activity (or series of lessons/activities) were and how well it was designed to achieve good learning outcomes for all
  • The quality of the outcomes how well has the class used the medium, how creative are the examples submitted and how well executed
Who judged the entries?

Shortlisted entries were judged by a panel chosen by Teachers TV. More details are provided on the Staff Competition judging page and the Class Competition judging page.

What did the winners receive?

Staff Competition

One overall winner received £250 of Amazon vouchers and four runners up received £100 of Amazon vouchers. All winning entries arepublished here at www.teachers.tv/tomorrow

Class Competition

Primary: One primary school won £250 of Amazon vouchers to spend on their school and two runners up won £100 of Amazon vouchers to spend on their school. The winning school had the chance to be filmed for a special Teachers TV video.

Secondary: One secondary school won £250 of Amazon vouchers to spend on their school and two runners up won £100 of Amazon vouchers to spend on their school. The winning school had the chance to be filmed for a special Teachers TV video.