A picture of a trainee teacher on placement
A trainee teacher on placement

To mark National Teacher Appreciation Day (5th May) Edge Hill University is saying a huge thank you to teachers, trainee teacher students and lecturers for the amazing work they do every single day.

Edge Hill first opened in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women. For more than 135 years the University has educated and trained teachers and is immensely proud of its special connection with the profession.

During the covid-19 pandemic, while classrooms have closed, teaching has continued either online or many teachers have been taking care of the children of key workers and helping to educate children all over the country.

To show its appreciation, the University is running a fun Q&A session for teachers on its Instagram page and is publishing inspirational videos on Twitter from children and former Edge Hill education students saying what they love about education.

Picture of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education Jane Moore
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education Jane Moore

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education Jane Moore said:

“In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day, I’d like offer my thanks to teachers everywhere.

“I have had the pleasure and privilege of both being a teacher myself and of being a teacher educator. Few professions offer the richness and challenge of teaching, you have the opportunity to have an impact on hundreds of lives. When we teachers occasionally meet former pupils it is always humbling to realise what a lasting impact our work has had.

“Now I am a teacher educator preparing future teachers for their chosen career. I love this work and am so proud to be part of Edge Hill’s historic association with it. One of the best things about teacher education is working in partnership with hundreds of schools to train our new teachers and together make a difference to the education of thousands of children and young people.

“The current crisis has shown just how much we need schools, and for them to be safe, welcoming and vibrant places. Teachers have shown just how resilient and flexible they can be adapting their teaching and support to a range of online options, as well as being open for some pupils.

“On behalf of the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill, I’d like to say well done and thank you to all teachers, and those about to go into the profession – we’re proud to work with and alongside you.”

Keep an eye on our twitter and Instagram pages today and show your appreciation for a teacher that helped shape your life.

Edge Hill University runs a number of courses in education and teacher training. Visit the website https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/education for more information on all the education courses available at Edge Hill.

For any teachers looking for study resources, why not check out Edge Hill’s Links to Learning hub? Whether you need websites to support your lesson plan or something fun to keep your class entertained, we’re sure you’ll find what you need. Visit the hub: ehu.ac.uk/linkstolearning