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Teachers, your hard work is so appreciated: thank you for transforming children’s lives!

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Mason holding a drawing saying 'thank you'

On National Thank a Teacher Day, we’re celebrating education staff for the huge impact they have all across England. Here are some of our favourite thank you messages from students, parents and colleagues so far.

Teenagers and testing fatigue, 4 top tips to keep your students testing

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Close-up as a woman drips buffer solution from a plastic vial onto the lateral flow test device for Covid-19.

Keeping students engaged in regular COVID-19 testing can be challenging. We invited schools and colleges with high numbers of students testing and reporting results to share their ideas on how to keep students testing. 

Keeping staff and students safe with rapid testing

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Adults wearing gloves, plastic visors and aprons sit in a sports hall, one handing a syringe to the other

Shoreham Academy in West Sussex and Bay Leadership Academy in Lancashire share their experiences of leading the setup of rapid COVID-19 testing, which aims to reduce transmission by helping to find cases from those not displaying symptoms, and how it has benefitted their staff and students.

After a full half-term of teaching remotely, here’s what’s working for us

Distant education, online class meeting. Young boy studying during online lesson at home

After nearly a year of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and now coming to the end of a full half-term of remote education, we invited teachers to reflect on what works best for them when teaching remotely.

Back to school – what’s the first week been like?  

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Pencil being sharpened

It’s that time of year again… teachers across England are starting to welcome their pupils back to school. But with lots of new safety measures in place, this year it feels a bit different. We asked teachers what their first week has been like...