Posted on 10/12/2015 by David Owen
Three UK teachers have made the final 50 in a competition to find the world's best teacher, with the winner to receive a prize of $1m (£670,000).
Teachers from London, Devon and the Vale of Glamorgan have reached the next stage of the Global Teacher Prize.
Last year's winner, Nancie Atwell from the United States, donated her prize money to her school.
Prime Minister David Cameron praised the UK teachers for the "tremendous achievement in being shortlisted".
The Global Teacher Prize, which will be awarded next March, was set up by the Varkey Foundation, the charitable arm of the Gems international education firm.
The three UK teachers are:
This article has been extracted from the BBC website