The Pearson Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Gold Winners


Silver Plato

In 2017 Thank a Teacher Day is Friday 16th June. On the day we will announce the winners of the prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Awards – teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants and lecturers from  schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales. Silver Award winners go on to the UK final of the Pearson Teaching Awards, a glittering ceremony held in central London on 22nd October.  There, they will find out which of them has won one of just 11 Gold Plato Awards, the UK’s “Oscars for Teachers”.

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, created to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.

Check out our YouTube playlist where celebrities including Anna Friel, Rhys Ifans, David Morrissey and Clare Balding share memories of their school days and thank a teacher here.

We’d love to hear your stories – 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!