NSW Quality Teaching Award 2001 - 2011
These awards were open to permanent, part-time and casual teachers in the NSW Government and non-government pre-schools, early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools, TAFE institutes and universities from 2001–2011.
The Quality Teaching Awards recognised and applauded accomplished teaching practice through a rigorous process involving referees’ reports, professional learning portfolios and workplace visits. Qualities of excellence in teaching had to be demonstrated over at least three years.
The awards were conducted by ACE, and presented by the NSW Minister for Education and Training.
In July 2000, the NSW Minister for Education and Training announced at the ACE Conference that he would make funding available to the NSW Branch of the College ‘to recognise and applaud the best teachers in our schools and learn from them’.
This led to the prestigious award and research project, led by the NSW Branch, an aim of recognising and applauding top educators and learning from their experience.
Awards were presented at functions at Government House, Sydney each November between 2001–2011. Across the length of the awards period, a total of 474 teachers from NSW received a Quality Teaching Award from the Minister.