Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
The Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards recognise the contribution of Northern Territory Government school teachers, principals, leaders and support staff to quality education.
Nominations for the 2020 Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards closed on Friday 31 July 2020.
Important Information Regarding Regions
From 1 July 2020, all Northern Territory Government departments will adopt a standardised regional footprint. Please see regional changes fact sheet for information on affected regions and schools. You can also view the updated regions map .
2020 Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards Categories and Criteria
All nominees must be working in a Northern Territory Government school at the time of nomination, and meet the eligibility criteria below for the award category.
Northern Territory Principal of the Year
Eligible nominees include principals.
Northern Territory Leadership in Schools
Eligible nominees include teaching principals, assistant principals, senior teachers, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers, and mentor teachers.
Northern Territory Primary Teacher of the Year
Eligible nominees include early childhood and primary teachers.
Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year
Eligible nominees include middle years and senior secondary teachers.
Northern Territory Aboriginal Educator of the Year
Eligible nominees include principals, school leaders, teachers, assistant teachers and support staff of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Northern Territory Special Educator of the Year
Eligible nominees include special education teachers and support staff.
Northern Territory Vocational Education Trainer of the Year
Eligible nominees include vocational education trainers and teachers.
Northern Territory Support Person of the Year
Eligible nominees include assistant teachers, support staff and paraprofessionals working in classroom contexts.
If you have any issues, please contact TeacherAwards@nt.gov.au.
For more information contact the Department of Education via email at:
Last updated: 02 November 2020
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