UNESCO World Teachers’ Day takes place this Saturday and education secretary Gavin Williamson is calling for teachers and heads to post videos on social media giving reasons why they are #ProudToTeach
The annual day, which is an occasion to take stock of teachers’ achievements, will this year focus on the theme of "Young Teachers: The future of the Profession".
Mr Williamson said: “Teachers here in England, and around the world, have a truly life-changing impact on their students, acting as inspirational educators, role models and mentors.
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“I will always have fond memories of the teachers who guided and encouraged me through my school life, and I want to celebrate the same role that all teachers have in young people’s lives.
“And I want all those at the front of our classrooms, inspiring our young people, to feel valued in the profession and to use this celebration to mark the variety of reasons they are proud to teach.”
Using the #ProudToTeach hashtag, teachers, heads and school leaders are being asked to get involved with the campaign by posting videos to social media.
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