Entries open for Bristol teacher of the year competition

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People in Bristol are being encouraged to nominate a teacher in a newly launched Teacher of the Year competition, with £1250 in Bristol Gift Cards as a possible prize.

Led by the three central Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), the Love Bristol Gift Card can be spent with over 170 businesses in the city, including shops, restaurants, theatres and salons, giving people an easy way to support local businesses.  

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All types of teachers are eligible to be nominated for the Teacher of the Year award, including primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, special educational needs teachers, early years teachers, teaching assistants and headteachers. 

To nominate a teacher, people simply give the teacher’s name and a reason that they deserve to be the Teacher of the Year.

The teacher who receives the most votes will be crowned as Teacher of the Year and will receive a £500 Town & City Gift Card of their choice, such as the Love Bristol Gift Card. 

One person who nominated the Teacher of the Year will also win a £250 Town & City Gift Card, and there will be a £500 Town & City Gift Card for the school that the winning teacher works at. 

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Bristol City Centre BID, Redcliffe & Temple BID and Broadmead BID are behind the Love Bristol Gift Card.  

Steve Bluff, head of Redcliffe & Temple BID, said: “With the end of the school year fast approaching, the Teacher of the Year competition is a great chance for people to give deserved recognition to teachers and schools who are positively impacting pupils’ lives in our local community.”

Nominate a teacher in the Teacher of the Year competition at teacheroftheyear.co.uk The closing date for entries is August 31 at midnight. The Teacher of the Year will be announced in September.  

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