Celebrating World Teacher Day 2020 with Tea and Cake!

“Teachers: Leading in crisis, re-imagining the future”

Today, Monday 5th October is World Teacher’s Day!

Amid a global pandemic, our teachers have continued to work tirelessly since March to support their students, families and each other through the challenges of online learning and as they adapt to Covid-19 safety guidelines in our daycare classrooms.

As a Senior Leadership wanted to find a way to thank all members of staff for their hard work, resourcefulness and optimism in finding new ways to build successful learning communities. We truly appreciate their efforts over the first month of school.

Over the week, we are planning small gatherings of socially-distanced ‘tea and cake breaks’. A time to appreciate our home learning teachers, along with our Daycare, cleaning and maintenance staff who are working directly with children during this time.

We will take a moment to share our COVID-time learning “wins” and to support each other with any ongoing challenges. We will collect these ideas together so that we can continue to learn and develop what we offer together.

We want to thank all of our staff for all that they have been doing to meet the needs of families and children during this period. We appreciate how it has changed their normal routines, practices and approaches. In a small way, we hope that through a ‘tea and cake break’, we can recognise this effort and thank them for it.

Kindest regards and gratitude,

Miss Sian, Ms Laura and Mr Toby

World Teacher day has been held annually on 5th October since 1994. If there was ever a year to appreciate teachers, globally, it is 2020!

From the UNESCO statement – World Teacher Day 2020:

“This year’s World Teachers’ Day has an even greater significance in light of the challenges that teachers have faced during the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic has shown, they make a crucial contribution to ensuring continuity of learning and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their students…

In this crisis, teachers have shown, as they have done so often, great leadership and innovation… Around the world, they have worked individually and collectively to find solutions and create new learning environments for their students to allow education to continue. “

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