The 2020 National Teacher Awards COVID Hero

The 2020 National Teacher Awards COVID Hero is a once-off special accolade created to honour a selected teacher or teachers. 

Pictured at the 2018 Teacher of the Year Awards are (L-R): Lifetime Acheivement Award winner Brian Mooney and Dan Hobbs, CEO

Pictured at the 2018 National Teacher Awards ceremony held in Trinity College Dublin: Brian Mooney, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dan Hobbs CEO

As part of the annual National Teacher Awards, this special one-time award will honour a person or persons who have gone the extra mile to provide continuity of education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nominations for the National Teacher Awards COVID Hero are now open at They will remain open until 31 July 2020. Nominate your COVID HERO today.

The shortlist for this once-off award will be announced on 30 August and the winner will be selected by judges drawn from a pool of submissions from educators, 2nd level students, and the general public.

Annual National Teacher Awards
Since 2017, the annual National Teacher Awards competition has been sponsored by CJ Fallon with the support of NAPD and BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The aim of the competition is to celebrate the remarkable contribution that teachers make as role models in the school environment. The underlying premise is that teachers who inspire their students can change lives and deserve to be recognised.

The annual awards are judged by a panel of representatives from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD). Nominations for the 2020 annual awards are now closed. The winners will be announced in September 2020.

The National Teacher Awards are organised by entrepreneur Dan Hobbs in partnership with Alchemy Event Management Ltd.


Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award



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