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National ‘Thank a Teacher’ day

I’m sending this week’s blog a few days early to correspond with National Thank a Teacher Day which takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 19th June. We’re amazingly lucky at MHS to have a wonderful school community, and it’s a regular thing for students to thank their teachers and staff at the end of lessons. When year groups leave, as is the case next week with Year 11, it’s a common sight to see students bringing in gifts for colleagues who have supported them over the years. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, that we don’t necessarily need a ‘day’ where school staff are thanked.

But…it’s always nice to take part in such things and I know how special it is when young people or parents/carers send messages in to my colleagues. It gives everyone a boost and makes people feel appreciated for the great jobs that they do every day. Working in schools is in itself very rewarding and there’s nothing I’d rather do, but it’s also very hard at times and (sadly) becoming a less attractive prospect for many. Therefore receiving a little note of thanks can make all the difference.

If any student, parent, carer, family member or colleague wants to send in a little thank you note, then you can do so using this link www.thankateacher.co.uk

It’s completely free, takes about two minutes, and messages can be sent to individual staff (not just teachers!), staff teams or the whole school. As long as you know the name of the recipient you can arrange for a message to go directly to them by inputting the email address as ‘firstname.surname@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk’, or if you’re not sure then there’s the option to use the ‘info@’ address too.

It would be lovely to hear about a flood of thank-yous coming in over the next few days!

Have a great rest of the week,

Joe Barker


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Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
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Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
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