TP Tokens is your opportunity to decide how our charitable donations are allocated.
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TP Tokens is your opportunity to decide how our charitable donations are allocated.

Every time you work ten days through Teaching Personnel you will receive an electronic TP Token by email.  You can donate each TP Token to one of our five chosen charity pots. It’s up to you which charities you wish to support.  


Our chosen charities for 2021 are:



Chickenshed changes lives by bringing young people from all social and economic backgrounds, cultures and abilities together to study creatively alongside each other, many of whom have been marginalised by society and excluded from mainstream educational settings.

They believe that every person who joins Chickenshed positively changes the way that we work. We work to every individual's strengths, finding the creative environment that will enable them to flourish.

"Chickenshed is a pioneering and inclusive company that makes beautiful and inspirational theatre. We bring together people of all ages and from all backgrounds to produce outstanding theatre that entertains, inspires, challenges and informs both audiences and participants alike.“

Kids Against Plastic Logo Kids Against Plastic 

A charity set up by kids for kids. Can we count on adults alone to save the planet? Amy and Ella, young founders of Kids Against Plastic, don’t think so. That’s why they are working hard to inspire all of us, young people, adults, businesses and communities, to do something about the problems caused by single-use plastics and become plastic clever.


 Magic Breakfast

Magic Breakfast ensure that no child in partner schools is too hungry to learn by providing healthy breakfast food and expert support to help identify and reach those pupils at risk of hunger. 

A hungry child cannot concentrate. For 34p Magic Breakfast can give a child a healthy breakfast and expert support to their school, opening up hours of crucial lesson time in the morning.



There are now around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Thousands of them rely on Newlife to get the equipment they need, equipment that has often been refused by the statutory services or the delays in provision mean that the child will suffer unnecessarily. Newlife runs the only fast track equipment services in the UK helping those children in urgent need.



Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. 

"Our overall goal with everything we do is to prepare homeless young people to live independently when the time is right.


At the end of the year Teaching Personnel will donate money to each charity based on the number of TP Tokens each charity has in their pot.  The more TP Tokens in a charity’s pot, the bigger the donation. 


What our 2020 TP Tokens beneficiaries say


"Thank you again for supporting our work in 2020, a year which took us all by surprise and a year none of us expected or planned for."


"What great news – thank you so much for your support, we really appreciate it. It’s been a hugely difficult period for us as income has fallen at the same time as a steep increase in demand for our services as the death toll continues to rise. Thank you for continuing to think of us and carrying through with your plans despite the pandemic, it means a lot."


 "One positive is that we have become extremely adaptable to change, we are yet again closed until it is deemed safe for Education to return, with all our students learning online and amazingly our sessions too!

This year more than ever we are appreciative of your support and friendship, as soon as we can we will welcome you back into the theatre with open arms!!! Thank you to all that contributed to the token scheme, and thank you for being a part of our Chickenshed family. That's brilliant news that Chickenshed will remain one of the chosen charities for 2021. Very much appreciated!!"









"It's amazing to hear that you would like to make a donation to us, we're so grateful to have your support."


"On behalf of everyone at The Honeypot Children's Charity, I would like to thank Teaching Personnel for the wonderful gift that they very kindly donated.

The pandemic forced many of our Honeypot children to take on even more caring responsibilities at home. Without their help, many vulnerable parents and siblings simply could not stay at home with their family. Young carers are real superheroes, yet their work is often not acknowledged and many live in extreme isolation, faced with financial pressures and heightened anxiety.

Our Wrap-Round service aims to alleviate social isolation, support the children's emotional wellbeing, and help them build the confidence and skills they need to succeed in education. Our services include creative virtual workshops, learning and respite breaks, and a new Wellbeing Fund to support young carers from disadvantaged households with essential items such as a washing machine or learning materials. 

We are thrilled with the prospect of brightening some of their most difficult days in the weeks and months ahead, and give them a break from their usual caring routines. 

Thank you for helping us to make this possible - your support gives young carers hope for a happier childhood, even during a crisis."


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