Hats off to all my teaching colleagues in whatever capacity, be it teacher, LSA, admin, site team, past, present & those unknown.
Because of us (YOU), specific key workers are able to go to work to keep the nation safe.
YOU are the only people other then their immediate household, their children are allowed to come in contact with.
YOU are also risking yourselves in order to keep the nation safe.
YOU are also not only caring & trying to maintain some normality for these children & their families but YOU are also still providing an education for those at home with their parents, doing all you can, because teaching is what YOU love.
YOU are trying to ensure that all those other children you teach who aren’t in school & are with their families have enough work to keep them sane, to challenge them to stretch & grow when needed.
YOU are checking on your students to see if they need help, to see if they & their families are ok.
YOU are more then just a teacher.
And some of YOU are doing all of this.... whilst also looking after your own families or those vulnerable around you.
Some of YOU are doing this whilst also having to home school your own children (Which is a completely different thing to teaching other children may I add, it doesn’t make it in the slightest bit easier). Their teachers have done exactly what you have done.
Just know that each & everyone of YOU is amazing.
Maybe people will understand & see now that this really is what our holidays are also filled with. Planning & creating new work schemes for the next academic years, marking existing work, updating our learning space & all to keep the nation safe & all whilst looking after YOUR own families.
It’s not that we get 12 weeks off a year at all... We are still working all the time, because we care about YOUR children.
Teachers & all the staff needed to run a school, YOU too are an inspiration to the world along with our fantastic nhs & all who work in care.
So if you know someone above then please share this post with them so they know just how appreciated they are ❤️ #coronavirus #covid_19 #teachers #homeschool #stayhome #staysafe #thankful