We’ve all had a great teacher. They show a real interest in who we are, listen to our thoughts, inspire us to learn and encourage us to achieve our best, no matter what our goals are.

The influence of a good teacher lasts a lifetime

The below celebrities and business leaders take a moment to say what teacher made an impact on their lives

Pixie Lott

“My teachers helped make my dreams come true. I can’t thank them enough. My outstanding teachers gave me an excellent foundation and start to my career.”

Sarah Hadland

“At theatre school, my Head teacher Miss Betty Laine singled out that comedy was probably my thing. I have her to thank for helping develop that talent.”

Alex Jones

We were so thrilled to feature incredible teachers and school staff on our show. We all know the value of a great teacher, and every one (of these award winners) has proven themselves to be both outstanding and inspirational.

Nadiya Hussain MBE

“We didn’t bake at home but my Home Economics teacher Mrs Marshall planted that seed in my head – I remember watching her at lunchtimes and being inspired to bake. Thank you Mrs Marshall! “