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23rd May 2022

Thursday, 26th May marks National ‘Thank a Teacher Day’. It provides us with a day where we can say Thank You and show our gratitude to all those working so hard in the teaching profession.

With worrying statistics making the headlines of late, that almost half of teachers in England plan to quit within the next five years*, it has surely never been more important to show our teachers the value they add to our lives.

Teaching is a profession in which the pressure is immense. Unmanageable workloads, deadlines and more and more pressure from both pupils and parents – it leaves burnout as a frequent issue for those working in the education environment.

Whilst there may not be much we can do to assist with the burnout and the pressure themselves, what we can do is make a point of showing our appreciation, both as pupils and as parents.

How often do we contact the school when something goes wrong? We email, we call, we may even attend. But how often do we do the same when things are going well? If your child comes out of school saying they had a great day or that the teacher really helped them with something – how often do we feed that back? Yet if we think ourselves about a time we have received praise for our work, or a compliment, we remember it don’t we? With just a little bit of effort perhaps we could, by our actions, replace a little bit of that pressure, that stress, with a compliment and a feeling inside that they are valued. A feeling that they made a difference.

This National Thank a Teacher Day  – whilst we cannot repair the significant underlying issues affecting members of the teaching sector, what we can do is show them how valued they are. And what a difference they do indeed make. So, this week could you spare just five minutes out of your day to write an email, or send in a card simply saying thank you, or telling them about a time they helped.  Never underestimate the power of just one small act.

Here at BulliesOut we work with teachers and teaching staff daily and so from all of the BulliesOut team we would like to extend our thanks to each and every one of you. You DO make a difference. You DO change lives. Thank you for giving up your time to help others.

Enjoy your day.

 

Written by Lucy Howard, BulliesOut Head of Content and Media

 

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