Our Partners

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 | 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

Thank A Teacher is supported by:

The Teaching Awards works in partnership with a number of education partners to raise awareness of our Awards and our Thank a Teacher campaign, We are grateful to the partners listed below for supporting our marketing and PR activities.


The BBC has supported the Teaching Awards since 1999, broadcasting the very first ceremony from Alexandra Palace. Since then, the UK grand final of the Teaching Awards has been filmed and broadcast by the BBC, demonstrating their continued support for this most important of professions. Lord Puttnam’s vision was for an award ceremony on a par with the Oscar’s or the Baftas, to celebrate those members of the education profession that are “the real stars” of our communities. The BBC has sustained this vision by producing a glittering and star-studded occasion that is compelling viewing, showcasing outstanding education professionals from across the UK  More>>

Ambition Institute

We are a graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders, serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our programmes support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools – to keep getting better.
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The Association of School and College Leaders

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) speaks on behalf of members and acts on behalf of children and young people. ASCL is Britain’s leading professional body representing over 18,500 school and college leaders in all phases across the UK.

Challenge Partners

Challenge Partners believes the best way to enhance the life chances of all children is to enable collaboration to combine our wisdom. We are a nationwide network of schools working together to improve education outcomes, so all pupils thrive. Led by practitioners, we create programmes to facilitate and accelerate school improvement and leadership development, and share great practice.

Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching is your professional body for teaching. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.

Confederation of School Trusts (CST)

The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) is the national organisation and sector body for academy and multi-academy trusts, advocating for, connecting and supporting executive and governance leaders. Since our launch in October 2018, CST has been actively shaping the education policy agenda and speaking on behalf of school trusts. Bringing together trust leaders in England from every region and of every size, CST has a strong, strategic presence with access to government and policy makers to drive real change for education on the big issues that matter most.

Founders for Schools

Founders for Schools’ mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. We do this by enabling educators to invite business leaders for encounters with their student in just 4 minutes. Our online platform is a free service, connecting educators with leaders of successful growing businesses in their community.
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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

NAHT is the definitive voice of school leaders. Alongside our members, we work to create a better education system for both educationalists and students alike. We represent school leaders working within a number of different areas of the education sector, and our members include head teachers, deputy and assistant heads, school business leaders, special educational needs coordinators, virtual school heads and leaders of outdoor education centres.
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The National Education Union

The National Education Union stands up for the future of education by bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK. NEU is a campaigning union with a clear vision of what our education system should look like. Together, we want to shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders, and pupils.
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Teach First

Teach First is a charity working for equality of education in England and Wales. Teach First is a social enterprise which aims to address educational disadvantage in England and Wales.
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Useful and Kind

Join in with the Useful and Kind Flower Campaign – get creative, have fun and display a flower to show appreciation to all school staff.
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Thank you to all our sponsors who support the work we do.

It’s easy to get involved in the Thank A Teacher campaign. By choosing us, you’ll be making a big difference in raising the profile of the teaching profession and highlighting the positive impact teachers and school leaders have in our society.

To discuss how your company could work with the Thank A Teacher campaign please email Joseph Pegg [email protected]

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