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The Teaching Awards Trust Newsletter 
The latest updates from The Pearson National Teaching Awards and the Thank a Teacher campaign.
February 2021, Issue 1

Welcome to our new quarterly newsletter!
In this first edition we will bring you news and updates from the Teaching Awards Trust and our celebration, through our Awards and Thank a Teacher campaigns, of the outstanding, life changing work that takes place in schools up and down the country.

Entries into the Pearson National Teaching Awards are at an all-time high - to help us celebrate more excellence in education submit an entry by 12th March! It’s easy to enter, free and open to all UK schools.

Our Thank a Teacher campaign is going from strength to strength with over 45,000 thank you messages sent last year to schools, teachers and support staff across the UK. For me, and all our extended team it is a pleasure to do what we do in ensuring the hard work and commitment of teaching and school support staff is recognised and rewarded.Thanks for your support for our work and enjoy our newsletter.

- Mary Palmer, CEO of the Teaching Awards Trust 
- Pearson National Teaching Awards News -
Q&A with Dame Alison Peacock...
We sit down with the Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, Dame Alison Peacock, to find out more about her work and history in education.
Read the full interview here.
'Kindness and Collaboration is the Key to Successful Inclusion in FE'
Phil Brooks, Winner of the 2020 Award for FE Lecturer of the Year explores the importance of wellbeing focused teaching in further education in an exclusive new blog post.
The Education Conversation Podcast
Our new podcast features interviews with Teaching Award winners and top leaders in education. Episode One explores Primary School life and Episode Two delves into the world of Digital Innovation in teaching. 
Listen and subscribe:
Apple | Spotify | Google
Enter the Pearson National Teaching Awards!
- Thank a Teacher Campaign News -
How does it feel to receive a thank you?
We love the recent messages that have been shared on social media from teachers, schools and support staff on how it feels to receive a card. Click here to see some of our recent favourites.
Staff at Diamond Wood Community Academy in West Yorkshire share a typical day in lockdown.
We spend a day in the life of nine teachers to see how the teaching profession has adapted to its new learning environments and challenges. Watch here.
Mehreen Baig to become a Patron of the Thank A Teacher campaign!

"I am so excited to become a patron for an organisation that highlights the incredible work that teachers are doing, celebrates them and gives them the value they deserve. Especially as a former teacher, supporting this campaign is a great honour for me."
Most Thanked School
Congratulations to Richmansworth School who are our most Thanked School so far in 2021 with over 400 Thank You messages! Well done to all the team - teachers, support staff and the whole school. You are obviously doing a fantastic job so HUGE well done :)
Send a Free Thank You E-Card!
News from The Teaching Awards Trust Sponsors
A Message from our Key Partner, Pearson
Rod Bristow (President of Pearson in the UK) reflects on the effects of the Covid pandemic and the importance of celebrating our teachers. Read it here.

"It is so important that teachers realise how important they are.The Department for Education catches up with Charlotte Grace two years on from her Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award win. Read it here.
We've welcomed Hays Education and Nord Anglia Education as sponsors of the 2021 Awards! 
Hays Education will be sponsoring The Awards for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School and 
Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School

Nord Anglia Education have joined as sponsors of The Award for Digital Innovator of the Year and The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School.

We're also delighted to be working with Randstad again for The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School.
We've teamed up with Education Scotland to encourage more Scottish entries for the Awards. 
Read more about our partnership here.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor please contact: 
[email protected].
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