One day when you walk into a school, look at those around you and look at what they do.
There is, of course, the ones we see, the teachers, Heads, and Deputies.
And the front office staff, their smiling faces greet you
The students are there, right up the front, you can’t help but notice.
It’s the ones that hide in plain sight, it’s those staff we never see.
The cleaners, the groundsmen or women, the maintenance people that spring to mind,
The teacher aides that hide out the back
The science officers slash Lab Techs, the finance gurus, the business manager
The list it seems is endless.
It’s these people that we rarely see that make the school run smoothly.
They pick up our messes, clean up our classrooms
Repair the holes in walls.
They fence off the nesting birds or the exam room
They prepare our experiments, prep the wine equipment and find the old robotics.
Never do they complain to us when us teachers slacken off
And leave the room in a big mess or forget to get equipment.
They quietly go about their jobs that help us in education
So thank you to the faceless school
We thank you for being behind us.