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The 'Thank A Teacher Day' takes place today (May 20), with the council wanting everyone to join in with them in thanking teachers, teaching assistants, carers and parents for the amazing work they do. Ian Roberts, chief officer for education and early intervention and cllr Phil Wynn, lead member for education, said: "We'd like everyone to join with us in thanking all our teachers and teaching assistants for the essential role they are carrying out at this moment in time by looking after vulnerable children and those of key workers. "We must also remember those parents and carers who are doing a tremendous job of home-schooling during these days of lockdown and the important contribution they are making to the education and welfare of our children. Thank a Teacher Day on March 20 is a national day for the country to celebrate the hard work of teachers and thank them for all their efforts. It's run by the Teaching Awards Trust and aims to raise the profile of teaching as a profession as well as demonstrate the positive impact of teachers and school leaders on society.
The day also marks an opportunity to thank teaching assistants, school leaders and support staff for their contributions to educating students. Students of all ages, from reception right up to sixth form, are invited to use the day to give thanks to teachers who have made a big impact on their education and lives. Thousands of teachers across the country have continued teaching key workers' children, while also ensuring that those at home have work to do throughout lockdown. Simon Carter, marketing and propositions director of technology supplier, RM Education, said: "We should take every opportunity we can to celebrate the work that our teachers do, day in day out. "In the face of unprecedented challenges, they've continued to deliver lessons to millions of children across the UK; and all of us in education should be applauding their creativity, dedication and commitment." Some students have created short video messages to share on social media, explaining which teacher they're thanking and why.
Today is a celebration to publicly acknowledge your inspirational acts of kindness, support and life-changing teaching #HowWillYouSayThankYou pic.twitter.com/PV7T5qLH8d Advertisement How to resolve AdBlock issue? Schools which are part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) have remained open for the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. Chief executive Mark Talbot explained how working as a group of schools has helped them respond to the challenges of providing education at home and supporting the efforts of parents and carers. We have been working together as head teachers across DCAT to share what we are doing, including how we are supporting the wellbeing and mental health of the children. CHILDREN and their families have been recording videos and making messages to mark 'Thank a Teacher Day' today. A new survey with parents of primary and secondary school age children, released today1 and commissioned by the Get Into Teaching campaign in support of national Thank A Teacher Day2, reveals the scale of newfound appreciation for teachers up and down the country. The Thank A Teacher campaign, run by The Teaching Awards Trust, is calling on children and their families to join forces today to thank the teachers and school staff who go above and beyond and profoundly impact their lives. Some of the biggest challenges parents in the South West identify when supporting their child with home learning include: Steve Munby, chair of the Teaching Awards Trust, said: 'We have always known the incredible lengths that teachers and other school staff go to for their students, and these results show how much parents have grown to appreciate this work. 'This annual campaign is our opportunity to thank the incredible teachers, lecturers and other staff who keep our schools running, who inspire wonder on a daily basis, and who do everything in their power to give our young people the best possible education, whatever the circumstances.' Using the hashtags #HowWillYouSayThankYou and #ThankATeacher, pupils and their families are being asked to come up with their own creative messages of thanks to celebrate their teachers and wider school staff, for example by singing songs, reading poems and recording video clips.