Anyone can send a thank you and we accept these all year round. We will then send the teacher, teaching assistant, support staff, headteacher or team a thank you card on your behalf – for free!

A thank you card can be a springboard to entering the Pearson National Teaching Awards… When a school staff member receives an outstanding thank you via our Thank a Teacher campaign we contact the senior management team in school and invite them to enter the person you have thanked into the Awards, where we have a relevant award category.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards UK Ceremony takes place annually. At this event, our Gold winners are announced. The ceremony is filmed by the BBC.

In 2019, the ceremony took place at the Roundhouse in Camden and was hosted by Sean Fletcher, a regular sports presenter on Good Morning Britain and Country

In 2019, the ceremony took place at the Roundhouse in Camden, and was hosted by Sean Fletcher, a regular sports presenter on Good Morning Britain and Countryfile presenter, alongside co-host Tina Daheley, well known as a newsreader on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and a regular presenter on Newsbeat. A host of celebrities also presented awards, including Trevor Nelson, Cressida Cowell, Max Whitlock, Konnie Huq and Charlotte Ritchie.

The ceremony was broadcast on BBC2 as “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”. Get a feeling of the event by watching the full 2019 broadcast here.

You can visit our photo gallery from the awards ceremony here.