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willothewispa Thu 16-Jan-20 19:40:16

..a parent were to email the head with praise for a teacher?
Is it worth me bothering ?

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FredaFrogspawn Thu 16-Jan-20 19:41:28

Please do. You’ll brighten both their days.

Selfsettling3 Thu 16-Jan-20 19:42:03

Definitely. Head would probably say something nice to the teacher. Head and teach will both feel happy. Unfortunately people are much quicker to complain than to praise.

TerrifiedandWorried Thu 16-Jan-20 19:42:05

Please do this!

RippleEffects Thu 16-Jan-20 19:43:17

It'd get passed down the chain of command and give them some strength to fight another day.

SpiderHunter Thu 16-Jan-20 19:52:17

I keep a "happy folder" of nice emails from parents - it really helps me on the tough days.

BabyWontNap Thu 16-Jan-20 19:53:21

It will tell the head that the teacher is doing a great job! Making a difference. I'm sure it will brighten the teachers day!

Sewingbea Thu 16-Jan-20 20:00:07

Please do. It'll only take you five minutes but that teacher will be pleased and will remember that for a long time.

LikeSilver Thu 16-Jan-20 20:17:51

I did this for my DD’s teacher last year, who was just excellent with her, and I got a lovely email back from the head thanking me and saying how rare it was but how appreciated, both by her and the teacher.

willothewispa Thu 16-Jan-20 23:58:10

Email sent smile

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Pieceofpurplesky Fri 17-Jan-20 00:10:40

My head wouldn't even pass it on!

BodenGate Fri 17-Jan-20 00:14:04

Definitely do it but copy the teacher into the email too so that you know she’s read it.

willothewispa Fri 17-Jan-20 00:29:09

Ah, that's a good point. I don't have her email though.

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echt Fri 17-Jan-20 01:48:13

Glad you've done this. At my school all teachers are contactable by email but when it goes via the HT, it gets noticed. My HT always passes them on.

willothewispa Fri 17-Jan-20 01:54:23

She much deserves it, what she's achieved with my Dc is incredible.

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GrammarTeacher Fri 17-Jan-20 05:33:32

This is lovely! Thanks for doing this. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

MaureenMLove Fri 17-Jan-20 06:14:44

Spiderhunter, I also keep a 'feel good' folder in my emails! Every little helps!

AdmiralSirArchibald Fri 17-Jan-20 06:56:03

Always a lovely message to receive. We also have a parent who regularly brings us cake for no immediate reason. That is also much appreciated!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Fri 17-Jan-20 07:07:31

That's really kind. It's so rare, but when you get a message like this from a parent, it gives you such a huge boost.

ellesbellesxxx Fri 17-Jan-20 07:08:45

Awww that’s lovely, you will make their day! X

puppymouse Fri 17-Jan-20 07:11:53

I forgot to get DD to do a Christmas card for her teacher. I just emailed the teacher directly and said I'd forgotten cards and I assumed she had more wine/smellies/chocolates than she could shake a stick at and just said how much DD loves being in her class and how happy she was.

Teacher seemed delighted.

SquashedFlyBiscuit Fri 17-Jan-20 07:13:37

I left classroom teaching a while ago... and still have some of my cards with the lovely messages in!

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