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Amazing, talented staff

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by anon8315, May 1, 2012.

  1. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    Hi
    In my department I have a couple of teachers who work incredibly hard, are always "there" for the children, just all round lovely people really!
    I do tell them how incredible they are [​IMG] but are there any other ways I can really show my appreciation for the hours they put in?
    Thanks x
     
  2. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    Hi
    In my department I have a couple of teachers who work incredibly hard, are always "there" for the children, just all round lovely people really!
    I do tell them how incredible they are [​IMG] but are there any other ways I can really show my appreciation for the hours they put in?
    Thanks x
     
  3. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    Pay them more.
     
  4. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    Seriously, I wish I could. They both do have a TLR in recognition of the work they do though.
     
  5. Mention it to those above and around you, giving specific examples and evidence of their contributions. Put specific (not general) praise in minutes of meetings.
    Get the parents to tell the senior managment.
     
  6. leadlearner

    leadlearner New commenter

    End of term - box of choc or a bottle of wine with card. Did this for all staff in the team, but personalised messages. Little things count too- if they have done something particular thank them. praise them up to Smt. Emails saying thank you - so many emails are just telling people to do things. Be aware of their aspirations and create opportunities to do what lights their fire - iea level teaching, going on a course about something of interest. But be sure to be positive with all staff .
     
  7. noemie

    noemie Occasional commenter

    Apply for an award for them. Even if they don't make it through the initial selection they'll get the message about how highly you think of them. And yes, agree with everything leadlearner said too (particularly the chocolate!)
     
  8. I also have amasing staff and also in this climate, I know one is about to have to go. I had an idea so I encorouged her to do a course which I knew would really help in these times. I now fear there may be another, how can I stop this?
    I can't replace the core group I have, I am so worried.It will really affect the pupils.
    Any ideas?
    I don't want to say what area as I may be identified but it is specialist.
    Any hints would be great .
    Thanks
     

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