What is Thank A Teacher Day?

Every year on National Thank A Teacher Day we celebrate schools, colleges, teachers and support staff across the country.  We also use this day to announce and celebrate the Silver Winners of the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Send a thank you!

Anyone can send a card, to any member of staff working in UK schools and colleges; school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff such as lunchtime supervisors, caretakers and cleaners. You can even send your card to the whole school/college.

Thank A Teacher is open all year round, but for the lead up to National Thank a Teacher Day on the 23rd June you’ll have access to a limited edition e-card designed by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

Michael Morpurgo, celebrated author and former Children’s Laureate, and President of the Teaching Awards Trust, said:

“So often and for so many of us, it is a teacher who changed our lives, was at our side through hard and difficult times, who lifted us up when we were down, helped us find our voice, gave us confidence when we needed it most, set us on a path that we have followed ever since. At my school I had a French teacher, who might not have made a linguist of me, but was always kind to me. He loved his subject and passed that on. I still love French, the language, the people, the literature, but even he could not persuade me to learn my French grammar.”

Wear Something Sparkly for Thank a Teacher Day!

This Thank a Teacher Day, we want the nation to sparkle for their teaching stars! Show off your sparkly outfits, jewellery, glitter and so on with the hashtag #ThankATeacherDay.

Thank You to Our Supporters

The Thank A Teacher campaign is sponsored by:

Department for Education and Education Scotland

National Thank A Teacher Day is supported by:

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) | Ark Schools | 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 | Pearson UK | 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| NASUWT | Ambition Institute | Education Support Partnership | Confederation of School Trusts Education | Schools Week | Reach 2 Trust | Challenge Partners | Herts for Learning |  Lincolnshire Learning Partnership | The Association of Directors of Children’s Services | Harris Federation | Church of England | Ofsted