Thank you for joining in on May 20th 2020 to say a HUGE thank you not just to teachers, but school leaders, teaching assistants, and all support staff in UK schools and colleges for their amazing work. We were overwhelmed by the number of amazing thank you messages!

Send your thank you!

Thank A Teacher is open all year round and you can still send a card. 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.

You can still thank YOUR teacher?

Do you have an AMAZING teacher? You can still say thank you to all our  teachers and support staff, who are doing a brilliant job each and every day.

Tag us on social media at Twitter @UKThankATeacher, Facebook ThankATeacherUK, or Instagram @thankateacherUK.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher.

We will share as many we can, but it won’t be possible to share them all.

Celebrating life-changing teaching

Why not say ‘Thank You’ to a teacher that’s made a difference to you? It takes two minutes to do but has a lasting impact on those exceptional teachers who receive them.

What is Thank A Teacher Day?

Every year on National Thank A Teacher Day we celebrate teachers across the country.  We also use this day to announce and celebrate the Silver Winners of the Pearson National Teaching Awards, but this year we are waiting for schools to reopen to all children before we officially announce the winners.

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.” 

Thank You to Our Supporters

The Thank A Teacher campaign is sponsored by:

Department for Education, Century 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