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Colleges heap praise on teachers as part of National Thank a Teacher Day




Senior leaders at two colleges in Bury St Edmunds have heaped praise on their teachers as part of a national campaign.

West Suffolk College and Abbeygate Sixth Form took part in the 'National Thank a Teacher Day' yesterday.

The day is organised by the Teaching Awards Trust and aims to 'celebrate excellence in education'.

Dr Nikos Savvas, CEO of West Suffolk College.
Dr Nikos Savvas, CEO of West Suffolk College.

Dr Nikos Savvas, CEO of West Suffolk College and Suffolk Academies Trust, said: "I am continually impressed by what we achieve as a community.

"The dedication, expertise and unwavering focus on helping our students flourish and succeed is incredibly impressive.

"Regardless of job titles, everyone has a vital role to play in helping open doors for our young people – and for that our whole community owes you a huge note of thanks."

David Gartland, principal of Abbeygate Sixth Form College.
David Gartland, principal of Abbeygate Sixth Form College.

The Thank a Teacher Campaign was established in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam, CBE.

The charity's mission is to raise the profile of the teaching profession and highlight the positive impact teachers and school leaders have in society.

David Gartland, principal of Abbeygate Sixth Form, said there had never been a more important time to recognise and acknowledge the dedication of their college's teachers.

“I know colleagues at Abbeygate Sixth Form College have gone above and beyond throughout this pandemic to ensure any barriers to students’ learning are reduced and that each and every one of our students receive the very best education," he said.

David Gartland outside Abbeygate Sixth Form.
David Gartland outside Abbeygate Sixth Form.

He added: "I am sure that is the case throughout the world of education.

"I couldn’t be more proud to work alongside such highly professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable colleagues who work so hard to provide high quality, enjoyable, engaging and interesting education to our students."

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