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Awards and Recognition

Teaching Awards

Teaching Awards

The Teaching Awards Trust was established to recognise and celebrate excellence in education. The Awards honour outstanding teachers and teaching and highlight just how vital success in education is to the health and wealth of the UK. 

The Mission

The Teaching Awards Trust wants to create a society that values and celebrates the great work that takes place in education every day across the UK. They want teaching and support staff across early years, schools and colleges to feel appreciated, celebrated and proud of the work they do and the difference they make.  

The mission is carried out through two powerful campaigns: the annual Pearson National Teaching Awards and Thank a Teacher.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate transformational teaching across the UK and are televised by the BBC each year.

The Thank a Teacher campaign enables anyone to show their appreciation for the outstanding staff working in education with a free, digital card.  Each year National Thank a Teacher Day is celebrated,  a day when the whole of the UK is encouraged join in with thanking all staff who work in education.


For any enquiries, contact the National Teaching Awards here.


The Workplace Wellbeing Charter - National Award for England

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The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a statement of intent, showing your commitment to the health of the people who work for you.

Organisations using the Charter benefit in many ways including: 

  • The ability to Audit and Benchmark against an established and independent set of standards – identifying what the organisation already has in place and what gaps there may be in the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees.
  • Developing strategies and plans The Charter provides a clear structure that organisations can use to develop health, safety & wellbeing strategies and plans
  • National recognition – The Charter award process is robust and evidence-based. With over 1,000 organisations across England holding the award, The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is now widely recognised as the business standard for health, safety & wellbeing across England. The award helps to strengthen the organisation's brand & reputation and supports in sales and marketing activities.  

The Standards and the supporting toolkit materials and topic guides have been funded by Public Health England, and are free for all organisations to use on the website. The aim is to support local health and wellbeing partnerships and employers to maximise the potential of their staff, and to make small changes that have large impacts on staff health and wellbeing.

Employers that sign up to any of the Public Health Responsibility Deal pledges concerning Health at Work, can use the Charter standards as a road map to fulfil the commitments made in the pledge. Similarly, employers that are taking action under the Workplace Wellbeing Charter may also wish to sign-up to the Health at Work pledges under the Public Health Responsibility Deal, in order to demonstrate their commitment in this area.

Find out more about the education staff wellbeing charter and the benefits of using it here.

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