15 Jun June 23 is National Thank a Teacher Day
To mark this event the Town Council agreed at its last meeting that the Mayor should write to all schools in the town thanking all the staff for what they have done to support the children and young people of the Town over the last 15 months. In his letter to head teachers the Mayor said:
‘I am writing to you on behalf of Wellington Town Council to express the Council’s appreciation for all that you and all your staff have done and continue to do for the children and young people of the town during these incredibly challenging times. Working in education in normal circumstances requires a huge amount of commitment and dedication. What you and your colleagues have been doing since lockdown started last March has been nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning you ensured that the most vulnerable children and young people in the town were able to attend school and made provision available for children of key workers so that their parents could carry on doing what they needed to do to support our community, and the wider community, through the pandemic. You not only did this during term time but school holidays as well. You also ensured that vulnerable children and young people and their families were getting the support they needed outside of school.
Alongside this you also made provision available for those not attending school during the lockdown period. In effect you were being asked to run two education systems alongside each other whilst at the same time offering a social service to those that needed it.
You and your staff had to do this at a time of great uncertainty. You had to provide emotional as well as educational support to children and young people and their families whilst at the same time I am sure, you and your staff had your own concerns and anxieties to deal with.’
If you want to ‘Thank a Teacher’ then visit https://thankateacher.co.uk/ for more information about what you can do.