Nominations for the 2024 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards presented by Schools Plus are now closed.
This year’s Award recipients will be announced in September – check back here for their inspiring stories.


Each year, Schools Plus with the support of some of Australia’s leading philanthropists chaired by David Gonski AC and in partnership with Commonwealth Bank, celebrates inspirational teachers and school leaders who are making a transformative impact on children and young people across Australia.

Teaching Fellowships

Twelve outstanding teachers or school leaders receive a prestigious $40,000 Teaching Fellowship, including $25,000 for their school and participation in a unique 12-month professional learning program. 

This program includes coaching, a group study tour of a high performing education system, and opportunities to engage with leading education experts to develop networks, skills and capabilities; as well as joining our growing community of alumni who continue to impact education across Australia.

Early Career Teaching Scholarships

Ten early career teachers, with 5 years or less in the profession, will also be selected for a $10,000 scholarship supported by Salesforce, including funds for professional development and participation in an exclusive leadership and mentoring program.


Transforming Student Outcomes

Collaborating and Sharing Knowledge

Engaging with the Community

Impacting Education

The Teaching Awards are proudly supported by:

Schools Plus and the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards are proud to partner with the Varkey Foundation which presents the Global Teacher Prize.