Get your school/college involved in the National Thank a Teacher Day celebrations!

This year, National Thank a Teacher Day is on Wednesday 23rd June and the theme is ‘Stars’. All of our National Thank a Teacher Day resources can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Send a Limited Edition Axel Scheffler 'Thank You'

  • Take 5 minutes at the start of a lesson to get your pupils to send a free thank you e-card to their favourite teacher! Cards are open to teachers, school leaders, teaching assistants, and all support staff in UK schools and colleges, and those thanked will receive a limited edition e-card specially designed by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler.
  • Send one of your own! Is there a member of staff that’s been a real support to your school/college? Or maybe you’d like to thank the whole school team? Let them know!
  • Why not make it a weekly event? Celebrate the teacher/staff member who receives the most thank yous every week leading up to Thank a Teacher Day!

Enter our Competitions!

Once your pupils or colleagues send a thank you card they’ll be given the links to enter our #HowWillYouSayThankYou competitions. Encourage your pupils to show off their skills for their teaching heroes and they could receive a special shout out from one of our celebrity judges! Competitions include:

  • Nadiya Hussain’s Baking Competition -test out Nadiya’s cookie recipe and bake something special for your teacher!
  • Michael Morpurgo’s Short Story or Poem Competition- enchant us with your best short story or poem about an amazing teacher you know.
  • Drawing Competition- show off your best Thank a Teacher Day drawing, whether it’s a picture of your teacher or your dream way to thank them!
  • Budding School Reporter competition – win a days work experience with an editor and have your work published in TES

Activities to do with your pupils

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.

Tell a School Leader about #ThankATeacherDay!

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