Children and parents thank staff on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’

On 20th May, ‘Thank a Teacher Day’, pupils, parents and carers across Banbury showed their appreciation of teachers and support staff with praise and thanks for their dedication during the coronavirus outbreak.

Pupils with their Thank a Teacher Day cards
Dakotah, Anna and Melissa with their messages to their teachers.


Oskar made a thank you card for staff at school.

Children, of key workers attending Harriers, spent the day making hand-crafted signs thanking staff. We also had some lovely appreciative comments from parents about the school.

One Harriers Academy parent, Gemma Barton, said: “Thank you to the team for a brilliant response to this situation; the communication, the offer of packed lunches for those who get free school meal places, the great teaching packs and staying open.

“Such a positive response. Thank you. Iā€™m so impressed and appreciative of all your efforts.”

Another parent, Tracey Owen, said: “I just wanted to say a big thank you to you guys and all your staff. You are doing an amazing job in difficult times.

“If there is anything I can do to help please shout. Hope you and your families are all coping.”

Our executive principal, Alex Pearson, said: “Harriers has remained open throughout the lockdown for children of key workers and for vulnerable children.

“As part of today’s activities, our children took a moment to celebrate the wonderful team of people helping to keep them safe and well through these challenging times… this includes some very special teachers plus teaching assistants, office colleagues, cleaners, catering staff and our caretaker too.

“It really is a fantastic team and the children were excited to have the chance to say thank you.”

Read the full story Children and parents thank teachers across Banburyshire on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’ on the Banbury Guardian website