Teach Portsmouth celebrates
long service to education

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Let's recognise school and college staff who have worked in the city for 20 years or more

We're hosting a special afternoon tea and trophy giving at Portsmouth Guildhall to recognise staff in schools and colleges who have worked in the city for 20 years or more.

This event marks a long tradition held by Teach Portsmouth for celebrating staff for their service to their community for two decades. An afternoon tea for up to 100 recipients will be held at Portsmouth Guildhall with an award giving held in the Mayor's Suite afterwards.

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this event a reality, enabling us to celebrate long service to education.

Nominations are closed

Nominations for this year's long service to education celebration have now closed. If you have any questions, please email teachportsmouth@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Top questions

I've nominated colleagues for a long service to education award, what happens next?

Once you've submitted your nominations, we will contact the nominees to ask them to complete our consent form and confirm they are happy to be included. They will then receive an invitation to register to attend our celebration event on Wednesday 26 June at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Will the Teach Portsmouth Awards return this year?

The Teach Portsmouth Awards will return in 2025. This year, Teach Portsmouth are organising a range of new ways to recognise school and college staff, celebrating their achievements, with a series of unique and different activities.

Why does the deadline for the long service nominations mention capacity?

The long service to education event at Portsmouth Guildhall has a limited capacity of 100 people. In previous years, nominations for this group have never reached over this amount. We anticipate similar levels of submissions this year. If the capacity is reached, online submissions will be closed. No further submissions can be put forward after this time.

Why do you require sponsorship for each activity?

Teach Portsmouth relies on the goodwill of organisations to support our activities to bring our plans to fruition. So far, we have confirmed two sponsors for the long service to education event, with opportunities remaining for both activities.

Why can't I nominate someone in the long service to education event?

This activity requires a co-ordinated approach from schools and colleges to check and contact staff members. This helps reduce duplicated submissions for the same person. Senior staff members in schools are best placed to support this activity. If you would like to recognise an individual, please visit the thank a school superhero page before Friday 15 March to submit your thank you message.