Anyone can thank a head, deputy head, or teacher holding qualified teacher status (QTS); teaching assistant, or a team in a school or a further education (FE) lecturer or team in an FE establishment currently working in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland from all schools whether state maintained or independent.

There is no limit to the number of thank yous an individual can submit.

Details of anyone writing a thank you will be sent to the Headteacher / Deputy Head of the person thanked unless they request to remain anonymous on the form.

Thank yous sent by email will be sent directly to the teacher’s email address provided. If no email is provided emails will be sent to the school office and/or Headteacher to forward.

The Teaching Awards will not pass on your details to anyone making an enquiry about the person thanked. Any enquiries of this nature will be directed to the Headteacher / Deputy Head at the school at whose discretion this information will be disclosed.

The term ‘person thanked’ refers to a head, deputy head, teacher, teaching assistant, school team, lecturer or FE team thanked.

The Teaching Awards Trust cannot accept posthumous thank yous or thank yous for retired practitioners no longer working in schools.

If the person thanked moves schools prior to receiving their thank you card, it will be the responsibility of the school to which the card was sent to forward on the thank you card.

The Teaching Awards shall reject any thank you messages deemed inappropriate.

Individuals may write as many thank yous as they wish provided each one is submitted online.

The person thanked and the person writing the thank you message give all consents necessary for The Teaching Awards to produce publicity material based on the thank you message and agree to do so without financial reward.

All thank yous must be received by 12th February 2020 for the 2020 Awards year. Thank yous received after this deadline will automatically fall in to the next Awards year.

Submitting a thank you to The Teaching Awards is deemed acceptance of these rules and agreement to be bound by them. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you also agree to our general website terms and conditions.

The Teaching Awards Trust reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.