Michael Morpurgo becomes President of Pearson Teaching Awards on Thank a Teacher Day!
The Teaching Awards Trust has announced that Michael Morpurgo is its new President. Michael will be supporting the charity’s mission to celebrate excellence in education through the annual Pearson Teaching Awards and the Thank a Teacher Campaign.
“Becoming an inspirational teacher is a serious, admirable commitment. And memorable, outstanding teaching should be celebrated by educators, pupils, parents and throughout society. With these awards we’re taking the time to recognise the remarkable, often unappreciated efforts of fantastic teachers up and down the country.” – Michael Morpurgo
Also today, on Thank a Teacher Day 2017, the Pearson Teaching Awards are announcing 56 Silver Winners in schools across the UK. Following thousands of nominations, tens of celebrations will take place in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and Wales as the Silver Winner status is presented to outstanding local heroes of education.
All Silver Winners are invited to the annual Awards Ceremony in 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 October ceremony, titled “Britain’s Classroom Heroes”, will be filmed and broadcast by the BBC as a showcase of excellence in education.
“For Pearson, it’s an honour to support the Teaching Awards each year and I would like to welcome and congratulate Michael on his appointment as President.” – Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK