Prince Charles gives the teachers top marks for their efforts
It has long been a source of anger among teachers that people in other professions believe they have easy lives. But after months of home schooling, they have found a supportive voice in none other than the future king, who has stated that he is “hugely impressed” with their work. The Prince of Wales said parents now have a newfound appreciation for teachers after long periods of trying to oversee their children’s education while schools were closed last year. He said teaching “has never been an easy task,” adding that it is something “molested parents across the country have found out about the lockdown.” At a leadership conference of the PTI, formerly Prince’s Teaching Institute, on Sunday, he will send a video message to praise the teachers for the “persistent determination” they have shown during the pandemic. His remarks come as schools in England prepare to open their doors on March 8th. Elementary school children will be returning on that day, and secondary school students are expected to return later in the week to allow for mass testing. Prince Charles, the royal patron saint of the PTI, will say to the conference attendees: “I have to say, I am extremely impressed with all I have heard about what you can achieve, despite all the many difficulties you have faced. “In the last semester, the challenges due to social distancing were a different way of coping with the class than dealing with the mountain of logistical challenges, running a school with illness of employees and students, distance learning, blowing, constant hand washing, deep cleaning … the list goes on and on continue. “Then this year began with a new lockdown and changes to the arrangements for the summer exams.” He will add that while these are “unpredictable times for all of us”, the “tenacious determination” of teachers to do the best to keep your students “certainly does not go unnoticed”. His encouraging remarks follow those of his mother, the Queen, who said earlier this week that people who oppose the coronavirus vaccine “should think of other people rather than themselves,” Her Majesty said it was important that people would be “protected” by the vaccine. Speaking to the senior officials overseeing the delivery of the vaccine in all four UK countries, she said that her own vaccination was carried out at Windsor Castle in January. was “very quick” adding, “it didn’t hurt at all.” She added, “When you have the vaccine that you feel you are protected from, which I think is very important.” And I think the other thing is that it is obviously difficult for people to do when she I’ve never had a vaccine … but think about others rather than yourself. “The PTI was founded in 2006 to enable teachers to develop professionally through passion and enthusiasm for their subject. Prince Charles was previously President of the PTI but became the organization’s founding patron royal after a charity review in 2017.