The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the help of our schools and supporters. We’re grateful to all of you for helping us to spread the word about the Thank A Teacher campaign, ensuring that as many schools, teachers, school leaders and support staff as possible are thanked for their work in education.

National Thank a Teacher Day will take place on 15th June 2022 – to ‘Register your Interest’ for the next National Thank a Teacher Day click here.

We want to celebrate the professionalism, passion and commitment of our schools. It means so much to receive a thank you. One teacher told us: “I can’t put into words how touched I was to receive this today”. We want more people to know how much of a difference they are making to the lives of young people.

Encourage pupils, staff and parents to say “thank you” to someone amazing in your school or college. We’ll send each person thanked a lovely card with a personal message.

Anyone can send a card; children, students, parents, grandparents and colleagues can all say thank you. The Thank a Teacher campaign recognises ALL staff working in schools; school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff such as lunchtime supervisors, caretakers and cleaners,

Key Dates

The Thank A Teacher campaign is open ALL year round. During the year we have key moments where we celebrate teachers and heavily promote the campaign on social media. Please register your interest as a supporter so we can send you individual media assets for these campaigns.

  • October 5th – World Teacher’s Day
  • End October /November – Pearson National Teaching Awards UK Ceremony and BBC Coverage
  • December –  Christmas Cards

School Dashboard *Coming Soon

We are thrilled to announce that we have a schools log-in area coming soon. Schools will be able to manage their thank you messages, see who has been thanked, forward on to members of the SLT, track their thank you milestones and take thank yous to the next stage and enter the nominee into the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Social Media Images

These images can be used to accompany your Thank A Teacher posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Social Media Posts

Here is some suggested copy for social media posts

Posters and Postcards

These posters and postcards can be printed and used in school classrooms, on notice boards or given to teachers and pupils

Newsletter Assets

Please download suggested copy and the Thank A Teacher logo to add to your school's newsletters

The Thank A Teacher Campaign Is Sponsored By:

Department for Education and Education Scotland

National Thank A Teacher Day 2021 Was Supported By:

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) | The Chartered College of Teaching | Headteachers RoundTable | Outwood Grange Academies Trust | Education Development Trust | Ormiston Academy Trust | Birmingham Education Partnership | The Teaching Schools Council | Teach First | Leadership Matters | Parent Kind | National Schools Commissioner and Regional Schools Commissioners | SSAT UK | Schools North East | Regional Schools Commissioner – North West London and South-Central  England | The Princes Teaching Institute | United Learning Trust | National Education Union | National Association of Head Teachers | Ofsted | NASUWT | Ambition Institute | Education Support Partnership | Confederation of School Trusts Education | Schools Week | Reach 2 Trust | Challenge Partners | Herts for Learning | National Governors Association | Lincolnshire Learning Partnership | The Association of Directors of Children’s Services | Harris Federation