Flowers (courtesy of Marks Spencer), champagne and chocolates were a gesture but in school assemblies or staff briefings every week they represented a community saying thank you in public to an unsung hero.
This is the final edition of Friday magazine. In the autumn the countdown begins to the TES centenary with a new magazine and a redesigned newspaper.
My heroes are Friday's team: Jill Craven, deputy editor; Simon Terry, chief sub-editor; Sarah Boyall, deputy chief sub-editor; Geraldine Brennan, TES literary editor; Lawrence Bogle, designer; Joe Vel, picture editor; and Sarah Jenkins, Friday's editorial assistant; all our teacher writers and freelance contributors. Thanks - you've been brilliant.
Sarah Bayliss, editor, Friday magazine