It's National Thank a Teacher Day, and across the Midlands schools and pupils are showing their appreciation for their classroom leaders.
In Nottingham, primary school teacher James Willis was overwhelmed at a surprise assembly when he was presented with a prestigious national award.
The Year 6 teacher from Netherfield Primary School won a Silver Award in the Pearson Teaching Awards - one of 55 teachers honoured out of more than 20,000 nominations.
His parents had even travelled up from their home in Somerset - without his knowing - to be at the presentation.
It completes an amazing double for the school, whose headteacher Sharon Gray won the ITV Pride of Britain Teacher of the Year Award last year.
Mr Willis's citation read:
Mr Willis will now go on to the UK ceremony in London in October, where he could be line to win one of ten Gold Awards.