May 20th is National Thank A Teacher Day!
It will mark a moment when we, as a nation, can come together to say thank you to teachers across the country who are making a huge difference to young people’s lives, not only now during these unprecedented times, but every day of the year. In this period of remote schooling, in which many parents are attempting to educate their children at home, the hugely important role that teachers play is perhaps more recognisable than ever!
The campaign is led by the Teaching Awards Trust, in partnership with the Department for Education and a variety of education partners, including Education Development Trust. The Teaching Awards Trust is asking as many people as possible to share their message of thanks, ideally in a video clip. The idea is for these videos to be an expression of the individual’s choosing – perhaps singing or miming a song of thanks to their teacher, writing and/or reciting a poem, or sharing a picture or a drawing.
We are proud to be working with dedicated trainee teachers, with our first Cohort soon to be achieving their Qualified Teacher Status!
How has your teacher or school helped you? This could be a current or old teacher, a university lecturer, or one who is helping you through your teacher training. Let them know with a special thank you message, a video or a picture.
You can also use the hashtags #ThankATeacher and #HowWillYouSayThankYou on Twitter.
For more information, visit https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher-day/