Do you want to Reward a Teacher?
Outstanding teachers have a huge impact on the lives and life chances of the children they teach. Whether teachers have been helping pupils to achieve better grades, build self-confidence or supported them through a difficult time, the Pearson Teaching Awards offer the chance to say thank you.
The Awards were established by Lord Puttnam CBE in 1998 and are managed by the Teaching Awards Trust, an independent charity.
Emma Thompson, the award winning actress and screenwriter is President of Thank A Teacher and the Teaching Awards and is asking teachers,parents, carers or children to nominate a teacher or teaching assistant who has made a difference t by thanking them online on at www.thankateacher.co.uk
Minnie Driver, a spokesperson for the power of education has also joined forces with the Awards to support teachers in helping young people achieve their potential.
All the teachers recognised will receive a thank you card - and be entered for the 2012 Pearson Teaching Awards the winning teachers’ work is filmed for the BBC2 Awards ceremony and anyone can send a thank you. Some are written messages and others are short videos. Each teacher is sent a personalised thank you card with login details so they can go online and see who thanked them and why.
The Pearson Teaching Awards is open to every school in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Schools in Scotland have their own awards system.
The best present your child can give their teacher this Christmas is a nomination on www.thankateacher.co.uk for the 2012 Pearson Teaching Award.