YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations and education suppliers, has announced an exclusive partnership with TAP – ‘Thank and Praise’ – to show appreciation to education staff in an environmentally-friendly way.


TAP is a social-thanking platform which allows pupils, parents and guardians, students, colleagues, and the community to share ‘thank you’ notes with education staff via its public virtual ‘thanking wall’. The platform is free to use all year-round, meaning a ‘thank you’ can be shared at any time, and messages can be stored forever.


To be used as an alternative to physical ‘thank you’ notes and messages, the platform offers an environmentally friendly way to share appreciation with multiple educators, for the wider sector to see.


Simon Hill, Managing Director at YPO, said: “We’re proud to be working with TAP to show our appreciation of our educators in an environmentally sustainable manner. We know that these last few years have been difficult for the sector, and that we need to show education professionals how much we value their incredible work. The wellbeing of our educators is vital, and has been under strain, and whilst there’s more that can be done, we hope small, kind gestures like these go some way to help.”


Matt Findel-Hawkins, CEO at TAP, said: “We are delighted that YPO has chosen to support TAP’s mission to increase school staff wellbeing through the power of gratitude. We know how much pressure school staff are under to ensure their students achieve the best possible learning outcomes within the best possible school environment, despite the many challenges they face. We also know that when they receive a message of thanks it makes a big difference to them.”


Supporting education is in YPO’s heritage. Since 1974, the organisation has been supplying resources to schools across the UK, helping to shape future generations.


You can see the partnership in action here.