I think teachers do deserve credit for their efforts. Whilst I am not a teacher we do have teachers in the family and to be honest, from what they tell us, and I have no reason to disbelieve them, I wouldnt do their job for twice the money or holidays.
We have had a few 'hicups' this year with our son, who is waiting for his GCSE results, and without the support and guidance of his year head and the rest of the staff, all in their own time I may add, things could have turned out much worse.
Tim now wants to be a teacher, so they've obviously made an impression on someone!
Good on ya!!!