The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners


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. We want to raise the profile of the teaching profession, highlight the positive impact teachers and school leaders have in our society – with pupils, parents and the wider community, and show teachers how much they are valued. We do this in the following ways:


  • Thank a teacher – send a card campaign

    We know an amazing teacher makes all the difference at school. A thank you card shows how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Say “thank you” to an amazing teacher and we will send them a lovely card through the post, with your personal message, for free.

    Anyone can send a card; children, students, parents, grandparents and colleagues can all say thank you to a teacher, teaching assistant, headteacher or team.

    Every “thank you” received before Friday 9th March becomes a nomination for a 2018 national Teaching Award, and they are all sent to the teacher’s headteacher, deputy or principal for further endorsement. To thank someone, simply fill in the form here.

  • Video thank you messages – We love to hear your stories – which teacher would you thank and why? Upload your short video ‘thank you’ message to our YouTube page here – don’t forget to say who you are, the name of your school or college and the name of the teacher(s) you’d like to thank.
  • Thank a Teacher day

    Thank A Teacher Day will take place on Friday 15th June. Winners of our prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards in schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be announced on this day. Click here for more information.

  • House of Commons Tea

    Silver Teaching Awards Winners are invited to a tea at the House of Commons in July 2018. To see photos from previous events, view our gallery page.

  • Social media

    Which teacher would you thank and why? Share with us on facebook  and twitter. And if you’re a teacher who’s received a Teaching Awards Thank You card why not share a photo too? We look forward to hearing from you!

    There’s lots of content on our YouTube page – check it out here.

    Use the hashtags #ThankaTeacher #classroomheroes and #teachingawards to connect with us.