World Teachers' Day
"Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future"
A Message from The President
Greetings Brothers and Sisters:
Welcome back to the business of the most noble profession!
Commencement of this 2020-21 academic school year will undoubtedly require a shift in our overall thinking and how we operate. As we approach the many changes ahead during the Bermuda Public School System’s transformation towards Plan 2022 in the midst of an unexpected pandemic, I am pleased to be able to answer the call to continuing serving and representing you as your president.
During the remainder of this biennial, we look forward to:
*Implementing initiatives that will aid in proactive representation
*Leading the Union into reform that will enhance our operations and lay a foundation for succession planning
*Increasing collaboration with our stakeholders
*Continuing to improve our communication with members and the wider public
*Responsibly representing and advocating for the interests of our members, and by extension the students, in the BPSS
In the coming weeks, there may be several challenges that arise as we navigate the many safety and health protocols put in place to keep staff and students as safe as possible. As you prepare to receive students into school buildings on the 14th of September, the Union will put a system in place that will enable your Executive Reps. to track your concerns and suggestions that you share with your school administrators. In this way, we will be able to support you as you work through the intricacies to promote a smooth transition. The adjustment may not be concise, however, collectively we will advocate to ensure that best practice is maintained and executed in the interest of us all.
On behalf of your 2019-2021 Executive Committee, know that the opportunity to represent you is not taken lightly, and we look forward to continuing to protect and advance your general welfare under the banner of our motto of Education for Responsibility!
Sis. Nishanthi Bailey
Sponsored by the Bermuda Union of Teachers.