Schools across Exeter and Plymouth Celebrate Thank a Teacher Day

Students at Ted Wragg schools across Devon have been celebrating Thank a Teacher Day this month (19th June) by honouring their teachers.

Thank a Teacher Day is an annual day of celebration to acknowledge the amazing work that teachers do.  It’s an opportunity to reflect and appreciate the hard work of every single member of school staff.

Headteachers and colleagues from the Trust Executive sent out a video messages to all staff members to say thank you for their incredible efforts, teachers and co-professionals across schools received messages of thanks from students, families and colleagues via personalised postcards and via the online National Thank a Teacher Day portal.

At Isca Academy in Exeter they put on a special breakfast for all staff to celebrate the day and students also nominated a member of staff that they feel has gone above and beyond to help them.

At Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth, there was a whole school celebration assembly where the children had the opportunity to thank the teachers, certificates were also awarded to staff who had been recognised in the Pearson National Teaching Awards and the entire school found out they had received a Silver Award in the Primary School of the Year category. 

Over at Isca Academy in Exeter Ms Dean, the school’s Lead Academic Mentor was also being celebrated after being honoured with a Pearson National Teaching Award for being an Unsung Hero due to her excellence in Special Needs Education.

At Exwick Heights another tasty breakfast was put on for staff and many parents and children sent in postcards of gratitude, as did those at the Whipton Barton Federation.  At Sidmouth College students even made personalised video messages thanking the teachers that have helped them throughout their school journey. 

Moria Marder OBE, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said: “Few professions allow people more of a chance to shape the lives and futures of so many young people.  Teaching is a noble profession and it’s brilliant to shine a light on the hard work that is carried out in the classroom every day.

“I hope every teacher knows how vital the work they do is.  Every time I visit one of our schools I am always touched by the determination and joy that our teachers bring to their roles, and I hope they feel they have been celebrated this Thank a Teacher Day.”


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