Methodology

It is extremely important for us at the Varkey Foundation to ensure that the evaluation process of the Global Teacher Prize is fair and transparent.

How is the Prize judged?

The Global Teacher Prize Judging Academy includes public officials, head teachers, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, company directors, scientists and entertainment industry figures from around the world. They share the common goal of shining a spotlight on the great work that teachers do and use a comprehensive list of judging criteria. To ensure fairness and transparency, the process* is overseen by PwC.

* Please note that this report will not be accessible from tablets or smartphones.  It must be detached and saved to a PC in order to launch properly.

Watch Vikas Pota, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Varkey Foundation and Sam Tomlinson, Partner at PwC, talk about the Prize in this video:

Global Teacher Prize Methodology

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We chose PWC to audit, evaluate and test our process for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Prize and are working with them again for the 2019 Prize.

“PwC is honoured to be associated with the search for the best teacher in the world. From our annual CEO survey, human capital development continues to rank as one of the highest priorities of global CEO’s, and our school teachers play a vital role in the early stages of a future employee’s development potential. An award of this nature will achieve international recognition for the significant dedication and contribution made by thousands of teachers world-wide.” — Dennis Nally, Chairman of PwC International Ltd.