Out the blue I received an email from a different parent and wanted to document it here.
Obviously I've taken out names and any identifying pointers but the sentiment is clear.
And yes you were all so right with your much appreciated messages of support.
School is shut on Tuesday due to the Teacher's strike. So that means 13 'nasty get ups' left!
Most of the staff are equally as knackered and I know non education workers can lament on and on about people who work in school always being on holiday...but unless you are in that mentally draining environment which gives you a different tiredness to physical tiredness, you truly don't and can't ever understand! I do love my job and will miss my class bigstyle. Don't tell them - but after two years of dishing out equipment I've got them all a personalised pencil with From Miss 'Radiostar' on them!
Anyway, the email...
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for your amazing support. We couldn't have got this far without the support you have given and are still giving both my child and me. I honestly don't know what I would have done if you hadn't offered your unwavering kindness and support. My child will do brilliantly at high school and I have you to thank. Their confidence and self esteem is amazing me at every step of this transition process. They're growing into an amazing young person.Please remember how much of an impact you have had on my child. You deserve more than a thank you but this will do for now.Lots of love fromRachel *pass me the tissues* Radiostar xxxPs.Haul from Hobbycraft sale...