What should I write to nominate my colleague for an Excellence Award?

Xing Li, Brockenhurst College
Who to nominate?
You decide! The UCL IOE CI Excellence Awards provide professional recognition for teachers of Chinese and all those who work with you in leading and supporting this subject area in schools.
You can nominate fellow teachers of Chinese, heads of department, headteachers, teaching assistants, … anyone who you believe deserves an award for his or her work to support Mandarin Chinese and the study of China in primary and secondary schools.

How do I nominate someone?
1. Plan your citation text (100-300 words – see below…)
2. Complete the nomination form online

Deadline: Thursday, 7 May 2015

Why should I bother?
We all like to know that our work is appreciated. This is a chance to show your colleagues that their continuous efforts are recognised and celebrate their achievements publicly. Lots of people work very hard each day to establish, sustain and promote the subject of Chinese in their schools and local communities. We all know lots of these people, but it’s rare that we acknowledge and celebrate their efforts and talents. It costs nothing to submit a nomination to make someone’s day, and there will be prizes for the winners.

How many people can I nominate?
As many as you like.

Can I nominate the same person again?
Yes, the panel of judges welcomes nominations for all candidates. If the person you are nominating has not previously won an Excellence Award, do submit a nomination again. The panel of judges chooses the winners from the candidates with the best nominations submitted each year. It is not possible to award all the deserving candidates each year, so we warmly encourage people to try again.

Citations – What should I write?

The citation is the most important part of the nomination form. This should be a short paragraph (100-300 words) to explain why your nominee deserves an award.

Here are some questions to help you compose your citations:
– In what ways has she/he actively supported and developed the subject?
– What does she/he do well?
– Can you give examples of his/her achievements in school and in the wider community?
– What are the highlights of his/her work?
– What has been the impact on the students?

These are just some ideas and it is not necessary to answer all these questions. For examples of the winning citations for last year, please click the link below.

Click here to see Examples of winning nomination citations from 2014 (PDF)

Again, these are just to give you an idea. We also welcome citations written in Chinese, which can be translated into English later.

We hope this helps and we look forward to receiving your nominations by 7 May!

Click here to visit the Excellence Awards page and make your nomination today

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