Thank you for a wonderful 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.

This year, Thank a Teacher Day is on June 15th 2022.

In 2021, National Thank a Teacher Day was themed around ‘Stars’. Celebrities, leaders in educations, schools and pupils from across the UK came together to celebrate their teaching heroes, with support from Boris Johnson, David Walliams, Stephen Fry and more! Watch the highlights below…

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Thank You Cards and Tributes

  • For Thank a Teacher Day 2021 Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, designed a limited edition thank you e-card which was free to send to anyone working in a school. Axel’s design may no longer be in use, but you can still send a special personalised e-card for free all year round.
  • We also ran the celebrity judged #HowWillYouSayThankYou competitions which encouraged pupils to show off their skills for their teaching heroes. Watch the videos below to find out our lucky winners…

The #HowWillYouSayThankYouCompetitions

For National Thank a Teacher Day 2021 we ran a series of celebrity judged competitions which encouraged pupils to celebrate their teachers, with winners receiving a video from their judge and prizes including vouchers and even a limited edition Axel Scheffler artwork.

Nadiya Hussain Baking Competition

Axel Scheffler Drawing Competition

Sir Michael Morpurgo's Writing Competition

Register your Interest in Thank a Teacher Day 2022!

Fill in the short form and we'll be in touch as soon as we have more plans regarding the 2022 celebrations. We'll also be sure to send you our free downloadable resources.

Register here


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