TAP’s social thanking platform is making a real difference to the wellbeing of those working in education and healthcare, especially important given that both sectors face similar challenges around staff recruitment, recognition and retention.
“I want to make sure that my colleagues continue to be appreciated on an ongoing basis. As a headteacher, I’m excited by the opportunities TAP provides to support staff well-being and as a firm believer in the power of thanks, I know that it will create an environment of positivity.”
“The Thank and Praise concept is a lovely way to support the staff and the college as a whole.”
“The positive mental health and wellbeing of our children, families and staff team are top priorities for our school. This means that they surround and underpin all of our other improvement priorities in school. I see TAP as a natural extension of this, in providing parents with an easy way to send private and positive messages of thanks to our team.”
“We aim to provide a true home from home and we value the input from our families to enhance the children’s learning and development. TAP provides an ideal platform for our children’s families to give regular and positive feedback to our committed staff.”
“To give families an opportunity to express their appreciation to teachers. So often teachers are at the front line for parental complaints. It is important for them to realise these are outweighed by support for their efforts and commitment. Recruiting teachers is becoming increasingly more difficult. TAP provides a way of raising the profession’s profile and value in society. It motivates the team and supports a positive ethos. TAP is an effective and welcome addition to any school’s ethos and staff well- being programme”.
“To receive an unexpected message of thanks from a parent really does generate a huge smile, and in this current world of negativity it shows that there is nothing better for your mental health than reading a kind word of thank or praise”.
“Having recently joined the college, I can honestly say that my colleagues are doing an incredible job, especially during these challenging times. They are 100% committed to providing the best possible care and education for our students and TAP’s thanking platform provides a wonderful way for our students’ parents and carers to show their appreciation.”
“Praise is so important and provides the kind of positive experience or uplift that can increase someone’s self-confidence and self-esteem. TAP provides us with the opportunity for our staff to express their appreciation of each other, making you feel you are a valued member of the team and in turn creating a positive environment to work in. Every school should use TAP to support staff member’s mental health and wellbeing”.
“At Al Ain English Teaching School, we believe that the biggest asset we have for our children’s learning, is our teachers. In current times, our teachers, like teachers all over the world, are working longer and harder, and deserve every encouragement and ounce of praise as they ensure the continuity of learning for all. TAP is a great way to allow members of the school community to thank our staff in the school, helping to raise staff welfare and motivate them even further.”
“Prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of our Cranbrook Campus community is incredibly important, by doing so we ensure that our fantastic school continues to grow, flourish and thrive. TAP will enable us to celebrate and champion our incredibly hard-working teachers and staff offering parents and guardians the opportunity to offer praise and positive feedback to our hard-working team of dedicated professionals.”
“Well-being is a top priority for all at Chertsey High School. TAP is a fabulous addition to any school well-being programme and their thanking platform will provide a fabulous way for students’ parents and guardians to give praise and positive feedback to our outstanding staff team who work so hard.”
“I’m so excited for Elangeni to join TAP and for us to be able to share with all the staff the many thanks and appreciative comments that are received by individuals representing the school. This allows us all to recognise and appreciate one another’s efforts.”
“We’d love to use this forum to help bring together a wider sense of community and togetherness within our lovely school. To let the staff know how much their hard-work is appreciated, particularly at this time where so many of us are struggling with the challenges of day to day life. We all need a boost every now and then!”
“Sometimes in life, it’s the little things that often mean the most. TAP gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the power behind a recognition for an action, a kind word, a helping hand and a smile. I am excited to see how the introduction of TAP to our school can play a part in raising the Well Being of all involved, by both the giving and the receiving of the gift of thanks and appreciation”
“At Rolleston we embed a strong sense of well-being and character education in our pupils. Now, more than ever there is a vital need to be aware of how we look after the mental health of our children and also our staff. TAP will be a fundamental part of supporting the mental health and well-being of the staff, ensuring that they receive the praise and thanks that they deserve.”
“Well-being is a top priority at St James. We have a fantastic and incredibly hard-working staff body who are dedicated to the children in our community. TAP is a brilliant platform which will provide a simple way for parents and carers to share their praise, positive feedback and thanks with our team,”
Health and Social Care Testimonials
“While we see ourselves as simply doing our job, many of my NHS colleagues are under tremendous pressure at the moment so it’s great to see how much the public appreciate what we are doing to keep them safe. TAP’s Thanking Wall is the perfect place to share their positive messages of support.”
“There’s never a better time to say thank you, to find the back that needs patting and the quiet act of kindness that should not go unnoticed. We may have to stand two metres apart and we may not be able to get out, but we can use our smart phone, tablet or PC to ‘click’ our appreciation of the army of unsung hero’s working at the dangerous front line of Coronavirus care. Do it today, do it now for the people doing it for us.”
“We are really looking forward to working with TAP as we know that when our patients say thank you to our staff that it boosts morale so much and it makes it more valuable in these very difficult times. We all know that happy patients make happy staff.”
“It’s important that our amazing social care colleagues are also recognised and thanked along with our NHS colleagues, great to have a platform in TAP to be able to do that. Take a minute out of your day to tell them how much you appreciate what they do please, you never know, your words might just be the boost needed on that day”.
“We are lucky to have a brilliant care team, who work hard to provide ongoing support to people in the local area. We are grateful to have a way for us and others to show appreciation of our dedicated staff. This past year especially, they have been carers, friends and often replacement family to many,”
What was your main reason for wanting to work in education?
To make a difference to the lives of young people and encourage them to recognise that education is the key to a fulfilled and successful life.
What gives you the greatest amount of satisfaction as a Headteacher?
Seeing young children develop and flourish and recognising the contribution they make now, and in the future to their community and society as a whole.
What are the biggest challenges currently facing Headteachers?
Funding, recruitment and meeting the growing demand for emotional support for families and pupils.
Why did your school adopt TAP’s social thanking platform?
To give families an opportunity to express their appreciation to teachers. It is free and personal to each family. So often teachers are at the front line for parental complaints. It is important for them to realise these are outweighed by support for their efforts and commitment. Recruiting teachers is becoming increasingly more difficult. TAP provides a way of raising the profession’s profile and value in society. It motivates the team and supports a positive ethos.
What has been the reaction to it so far?
Teachers are often overwhelmed and always uplifted by the comments. The thoughtful messages mean so much. I wish more of our lunch time controllers were signed up.
Why would you recommend TAP to other schools?
TAP is an effective and welcome addition to any school’s ethos and staff well-
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