Your thank you messages to schools, teachers and children after a strange year

PUBLISHED: 12:45 02 August 2020

Jessica M, Rise Park Infants School.

Jessica M, Rise Park Infants School.


The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

Teddy P, R J Mitchell Primary School.Teddy P, R J Mitchell Primary School.

In what has been a difficult year for schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and fellow staff have gone above and beyond to do their best for children in extreme circumstances.

Many parents and pupils have taken this opportunity to send a message to say thank you – to key workers and staff brilliant at putting their child at ease during lockdown, or who helped with homeschooling and reassured them on their return to classes. And, in return, school staff wish their pupils good luck for the future.

To Miss Darling, The R J Mitchell Primary School.

Emily Jones  Suttons Primary School.Emily Jones Suttons Primary School.

Thank you for all of your help throughout my short time in 
Year 1!

I will miss you, and wish you 
all the best back in Australia.

Teddy P

To all the staff at Parsonage Farm School.

Sophia, Towers Junior School.Sophia, Towers Junior School.

I have been a key worker and my child was so upset as so many of her friends were at home.

But the staff cheered her up and made her laugh and had a great time, especially Miss Jose who my child thinks a lot of.

I would like to thank all the school, for all their help with me and Summer through this bad time.

Debbie Martin

Aiden Hughes, Harold Wood Primary School.Aiden Hughes, Harold Wood Primary School.

To each and every staff member at Oasis Academy Pinewood in Collier Row.

They have worked without a break to ensure that children do not miss out on learning that they would normally have in school.

Staff have gone above and beyond to ensure children’s safety and make sure needs are met. The massive effort put into place to ensure we come on the other side of this storm needs a massive Thankyou!

Oakley Shanahan, Rise Park Infants School.Oakley Shanahan, Rise Park Infants School.

We are so thankful that our children attend the Oasis Academy Pinewood #ProudtobePinewood

Shehzeen, Bushrah, mum and dad

To Miss George, Squirrels Heath Infant School.

Ezra Zion, Tweed Way Pre-School.Ezra Zion, Tweed Way Pre-School.

Good luck with the baby thanks for being my lockdown teacher 2020.


To Mrs Nunn and Miss Field at Rise Park Infants.

Thank you for making my reception year so fun and helping me to learn.

Blake Best, James Oglethorpe School.Blake Best, James Oglethorpe School.

Love Jessica M – class RN

To Mrs Dibben, Ms Fleming, Mr Willis and Mrs Welch at Suttons Primary School.

A huge thank you.

Grace Gilley, St Peter's RC Primary School.Grace Gilley, St Peter's RC Primary School.

Emily Jones

To all of my Pinewood colleagues.

Pinewood Family, you have worked tirelessly over this period.

Ethan Navarro, Rise Park Primary School.Ethan Navarro, Rise Park Primary School.

The children have amazing teachers!

You all have not stopped!

Pinewood children are blessed to have you all be a part of their learning journey. #Proudtobepinewood

Thank you

Alfie, Shaftesbury Primary School.Alfie, Shaftesbury Primary School.


To Miss Cosgree at Oasis Academy, Pinewood.

No thank you will ever be enough. She has it all, she is kind, caring and has always put the children’s needs before anything else.

We could not wish for a better teacher or school for our children.

Langton's NurseryLangton's Nursery

Also a massive thank you to Mrs Munden for all the help she has given us especially during lockdown.

All the staff at Oasis have gone above and beyond for our family and we will be eternally grateful.

We hope your have a lovely rest over the summer because you truly deserve it #proudtobepinewood

The Hook family xx

Harris Academy Rainham, Year 11Harris Academy Rainham, Year 11

To Mrs Lawless and all the staff at Towers Junior School.

I cannot thank Mrs Lawless and all the staff at Towers Junior School enough for all their hard work and support during lockdown.

Sophia was able to return for her last days at Towers and the staff worked so hard to give the Year 6 students the send off that they deserved. I will always remember my child leaving school to the round of applause and bubbles in the air that they gave the children.

Whilst it was a quick exit and in sad times, it was also an unforgettable one for the right reasons.

Summer Hunt, Parsonage Farm School.Summer Hunt, Parsonage Farm School.

Sophia’s parent

To the teachers, office staff and kitchen staff of Harold Wood Primary School.

Aiden Hughes and his parents would like to thank all the teachers, office staff (particularly Mrs Retigan and Mrs Freeman) and the kitchen staff of Harold Wood Primary School for looking after him and his older brother from reception upto year 6.

Zach, Ardleigh Green Junior School.Zach, Ardleigh Green Junior School.

It is a wonderful school with lovely caring teachers and staff and he will miss them.

To Mrs Etheridge and Mrs Nelson, 2EN, Rise Park Infant School.

I miss you very much and thank you for helping me to learn from home.

From Oakley Shanahan, aged 7.

To Debbie, Michelle and Marie, Tweed Way Pre-School.

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Thank you for being such lovely teachers. I will miss you!


To Ms Munir (1M), Barley Lane Primary School.

Thank you Ms Munir for teaching me and looking after me. I’m going to see you in September and I’m going to say I miss you when I come back.

Elyas Ahmed

To Hayley Durrant and Mrs Ives of James Oglethorpe School.

Thank you to headteacher, Hayley Durrant, for being able to bring back 200 children since lockdown in a organised way and bringing a safe and happy environment for all the children.

Also to Mrs Ives in Shadow Hedgehogs for making the last few weeks at school fun and being a great teacher.

Blake Best, Hedgehogs class

To Mrs Waterfield (head teacher) and Miss Griffin (dressed in black) of St Peter’s RC Primary School.

I would like to thank Mrs Waterfield and Miss Griffin for all their hard work over the last few months and for their continuous guidance, teaching and love shown to Grace Gilley over the last seven years.

She will miss them deeply as she heads into the next chapter of her life at Sacred Heart, Upminster.

To Mrs Dhillon and Mrs Fordham of Nelmes Primary School.

Thank you for being the best teachers in our last year in Nelmes.

We will all miss you so much.

Love 6D x

To Mrs Isherwood of Benhurst Primary School.

Margot wants to thank you for being amazing throughout lockdown and beyond.

Mrs Isherwood has ensured the children have as much familiarity as possible posting two videos of herself and the other reception teachers reading stories every week and has been so encouraging to all the children on every piece of work that has been posted.

Plus she was always at the end of the email when parents had a worry or needed reassurance.

It’s definitely true not all superheroes wear capes!

Lianne Jameson

To the teachers of Langton’s Nursery.
We want to say a big thank you to all of our teachers at Langton’s Nursery; especially Miss Hopkins, Miss Acutt and Miss Mills. They have worked so so hard to keep us busy and to help our mummies and daddies teach us whilst the virus is here. We miss them so much!

To El, Lucy and Jo of Growing Pains Pre-school.

Thank you to my lovely teachers for being there for me since I was two-years-old. Teaching me all the vital information to get me started for infant school.

I miss you and my friends loads.

Love you lots.


To Year 11 students, Harris Academy, Rainham.

I wanted to take this chance to say goodbye and to wish you well.

It’s always difficult to say goodbye and we feel that even more keenly with you. We mark these significant moments in our lives with events that help us leave behind the past and move on to something new. You have missed out on many of these events – the final assembly, the prom – the list could go on. While we may not be able to mark your departure in the same way, our great sense of great pride in who you are is the same.

We hope that you have learnt some powerful lessons with us - that success is a product of hard work, that determination and resilience will see you through and that more anything we must be kind and compassionate to our fellow human beings. It has been a privilege to see you grow and mature into the wonderful young people you are.

Remember you will always be welcome here because you will always be a part of our Academy.

Mr Stananought, principal

To the entire staff of Corbets Tey School.

This is a school where children feel the recent changes so much more than others.

All teachers in this school have gone out of their way to ensure we have everything we need. In such a alone time, we have never felt so supported.

Thank you!

Oliver Phillips and family

To Mrs Byrne of Harrow Lodge Primary School.

Mrs Byrne has been truly amazing throughout this pandemic.

Mrs Byrne has given Ben lots of reassurance as he suffers with anxiety. As with all the children in the class she has reassured parents so that if they need any help over the holidays that we can email her.

A massive thank you for helping Ben grow and helping all the children through lockdown.

Amanda Hayward and Ben Collison aged 10 (Year 5)

To Mrs Abeledo of Ardleigh Green Junior School.

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Mrs Abeledo.

She’s been in contact with the children and parents of her class every day throughout lockdown. She’s provided an enormous amount of support to all of us and kept us going through the daily home schooling.

Although we’re sad the year is already over and we missed so much time with her, we made some amazing unique memories too.

Thanks Mrs A!

Enjoy a summer full of 


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