A NEW survey of parents of primary and secondary school age children reveals the scale of newfound appreciation for teachers.

Many parents agree that over the course of the coronavirus restrictions they have developed a greater appreciation for the job teachers do, and also agree teachers have gone “above and beyond” over this period.

Based on their experience supporting home education, nearly all agreed that being a teacher requires a lot of patience, and keeping young people engaged in learning takes a lot of creativity.

The survey was commissioned by the Get Into Teaching campaign in support of national Thank A Teacher Day.

Using the hashtags #HowWillYouSayThankYou and #ThankATeacher, families are being asked to come up with their own creative messages of thanks to celebrate their teachers and wider school staff. Find out how to share your appreciation for a teacher you know by visiting thankateacher.co.uk