Celebrating transformational teaching across the UK

The Pearson National Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of education, recognising the incredible work of teaching communities across the UK.

16 awards categories cover the primary, secondary and further education sectors and are open to schools and colleges in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Join us in honouring the teachers, support staff, and entire school communities that make a difference to our lives.

Important Dates

The 2024 awards are now open for entry, and we’ll be announcing the Gold Winners of the 2023 Pearson National Teaching Awards in November live on BBC One’s The One Show and at the UK Ceremony.

Enter the 2024 Awards!

Thank a Teacher Day

On Thank a Teacher Day, we announced the names of Silver Pearson National Teaching Award Winners. Schools and colleges around the UK arranged presentations and celebrations to celebrate their wins and families and colleagues took the time to thank their own teachers.

Find out more about Thank a Teacher Day

The Teaching Awards Trust was established in 1998 by David, Lord Puttnam CBE, as a means of recognising and celebrating the UK’s educators.

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 charity’s mission is 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.

The Thank a Teacher Campaign

Anyone can send a thank you and we accept these all year round.  We will then send the teacher, teaching assistant, headteacher or team a thank you card on your behalf – for free! Each “thank you” message can be a nomination for the Pearson National Teaching Awards.