A supermarket chain has been praised for offering teachers across the UK a 10 per cent discount in its stores from this Monday until 3 January 2021.
Morrisons PLC says its gesture is “a special thank you from us for looking after the nation's children throughout the pandemic”.
The offer extends to "anyone who works in a primary or secondary school, including teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, catering staff and janitors, provided they are employed directly by the school and they have an identification badge."
Meanwhile, hundreds of schools staff have reacted to the offer on social media, including @MrsPLamb, who tweeted: “Thank you, Morrisons, and thank you for including non-teaching staff. They are just as valued in school as teachers and are amongst the most poorly paid."
Thank you, Morrisons, and thank you for including non-teaching staff. They are just as valued in school as teachers and are amongst the most poorly paid 🙂— DK Lockdawn 2 😷🌈 (@MrsPLamb) October 30, 2020
A notice on the Morrison’s website lists the terms and conditions of the offer, which include that the discount is not available on fuel, tobacco and lottery products.
The offer also includes private schools and special schools. However, it's not available to supply teachers not employed directly by a school or to staff from private nurseries, colleges, sixth form colleges or universities.
@MattBobRoss tweeted: "I'm a supply teacher, employed in schools through an agency. So I don't count? That is nonsense.”
I'm a supply teacher, employed in schools through an agency. So I don't count? That is nonsense. pic.twitter.com/Mpmpsy2Mqx— MattBobRoss (@MattBobRoss) October 30, 2020