Closing 2 March – Classroom Changemakers award from @nesta_uk for Computer Science & Maths teachers ^JB

Nesta have asked me (Jo B) to share this with computer science teachers and I am happy to do so 🙂 If you know any maths teachers please let them know about it too.

If you are reading this today Thursday 6th Feb before 4pm there’s a webinar you can join from 4-5pm, if you’re reading any time after 5.01pm on Thursday the saved webinar will go here.

Note original deadline was Monday 24th February but this has been updated to Monday 2nd March 2020 (if you’re clicking links you might see things saying 24th Feb, fear not, it’s 2nd March).


Classroom Changemakers award for secondary computer science and maths teachers
Nesta has launched Classroom Changemakers, a new award programme for teachers and teaching assistants who have come up with bright ideas on how to give young people the opportunity to get creative and solve problems in maths and computer science.

Classroom Changemakers will see 15 winning secondary school teachers receive:

  • £5000 to invest back into their department
  • An expenses-paid trip to the Classroom Changemakers final awards ceremony in London for themselves and +1’s with transport and teaching cover provided for
  • Their ideas collated in a report to be shared more widely with the teaching profession

Applications are open until Monday 2nd March and applicants should only need a maximum of 30 minutes to complete a short application form on their idea, its impact on students and what inspired them to develop it. Find out more here.

What are the aims of Classroom Changemakers?
Through these awards Nesta aims to:

  • Reward and celebrate the great work of 15 teachers and teaching assistants through a prize of £5000 towards the applicant’s department and an awards ceremony in London
  • Better understand how teachers and teaching assistants are giving young people the opportunity to be creative and solve problems in maths and computer science
  • Share this understanding and the bright ideas unearthed by the awards with other educators through a report showcasing the winning ideas

How do teachers and teaching assistants enter?
Submit a short application form, answering three main questions about the idea here by 9am on Monday 2nd March 2020.

Want to find out more?