Judging Criteria

Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) Eligibility.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be at least twenty (20) years old at time of entry;
  • Have minimum number of 3 years teaching Experience;
  • Have a teaching qualification;
  • Be a member of TRCN;
  • Be a staff in a government approved school;
  • 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 a criminal record;
  • 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.

For School Leader:

  • A minimum of 5years leading in a school or
  • In education for 5years and 2years leadership experience.

Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) Selection Criteria.

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
  • Encouraging others to join the teaching profession;
  • Character referrals;
  • Evidence of innovation;
  • Evidence of accomplished students (track record).