Selection Criteria and Judging Panel
Our selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not on quantitative measures. In your nomination, you should show how the team demonstrate impact in one or more of the selection criteria below. Nominees do not have to demonstrate all of the selection criteria in order to be considered for the prize.
The selection committee will consider the following aspects of nominations for this prize:
- Demonstrated effectiveness in delivering or supporting teaching and/or assessment.
- Contributing to the design of an innovative and effective chemistry curriculum.
- Enthusing pupils through practical chemistry.
- Raising the profile of chemistry in the curriculum and through extra curricular activities so that pupils are inspired to become more aware of chemistry and its relevance to society.
- Inspiring and encouraging students to take chemistry further, in study or in their career choice.
- Championing inclusion and diversity in chemistry education.
- A commitment to continuing professional development.
- Development of a culture that is supportive of the whole team and encourages collaboration between all members.
- Contributing to the evidence base for science teaching and sharing of good practice.
- Other indicators of esteem indicated by the nominee/nominator.
Education Prize Committee
- Niki Kaiser, Notre Dame High School (chair)
- Thandiwe Banda, The Beacon School
- Rebecca Lamb, Stalham Infant & Junior Schools
- Ryan Mewis, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Bhavik Patel, University of Brighton
- Katharine Pemberton, Modbury Primary School
- Jacquie Robson, Durham University
- John Sandford, Andrews Memorial Primary School
- Sharon Smith, The Pilgrim School
- Holly Yu, University of Glasgow