End of year videos, transition videos and some goodbyes.
Today we have published some videos to celebrate the end of the year and to support children with September transition.
End of year videos
Click here to watch the Year 2 Leaver’s Assembly
Click here to watch the Junior School Leavers and memories assembly.
Click here to watch the Year 6 Leavers slide show (the one from the Leavers assembly above)
We have created and published 9 transitional videos for the children to watch over the Summer holiday to support them with September transition.
They can be found here.
Our YouTube channel
All these videos and lots more from last year can be found here on our channel.
This year we are saying good by to two members of staff and a Governor.
Miss Judd has worked at the Junior School for just over 7 years, and has been a fantastic support to so many children during her time here. She has played an important role in developing our OPAL play, making sure everyone has a great playtime and lunchtime whilst staying safe and having fun using the loose play parts—she is the OPAL Queen!
Miss Judd is kind, patient and works really hard to make sure children are happy at school and getting the support they need with their learning. We wish Miss Judd all the best as she moves on to start her PGCE—we know she will make a fantastic teacher. Thank you for everything you have done for all of the staff and children at the Juniors Miss Judd—we will miss you.
Mr Brosnan has worked at the Junior school for a year, and has provided invaluable support to the children and teachers he has worked with during this time. Mr Brosnan is kind, always makes learning fun (he can often be seen on a scooter alongside the children!) and has built brilliant relationships with the children he has worked closely with. We will miss you next year as you head off to University, Mr Brosnan, and would like to thank you for all of the hard work you have put into your role at the Juniors this year.
Claire has been Chair of Governors for many years working hard behind the scenes supporting the school leadership. She has worked tirelessly and been committed to supporting staff and making the St Saviour’s experience the best it can be for our children. She has made such an impact over the years and we can’t thank her enough for this.
Claire has reflected on her time as Chair and written a message for everyone:
‘Summer term is so often the time to say “goodbye”, as children and staff move on to new pastures. It’s also time for me to say goodbye to the St Saviour’s governing body, having been part of first the Infants, and then the joint governing board for 8 years. I’ve been Chair of Governors for the last 4 years, which has seen a huge amount of change and challenge for both schools. It’s fair to say that I didn’t expect my term to be quite so eventful!
Being a governor is a real privilege – you get an insight into how schools work, and the broader education system, that is fascinating. The best thing, of course, is seeing the impact on the children of the work you do with the school leadership team. Christmas lunch is always a highlight too!
We’re so lucky in Larkhall to consistently have a brilliant group of governors, who have such enthusiasm to use their skills and time for the benefit of all the children in our schools. I’ve been really fortunate to work with some incredible people over the last 8 years, including Danielle and Amy, who I know will make an amazing team as co-chairs.
The staff teams at both schools deserve a special mention – particularly for the dedication they’ve shown through what must be one of the most challenging periods for schools in memory. The leadership team have worked so hard to bring the two schools together over the last 2 years, while dealing with school closures, remote learning and ever changing guidance. Mr Beament, Sophie and Mrs Simmons – you all deserve a proper rest this summer!
Finally, a huge thank you to all the children. It is WONDERFUL to come in to school and talk to you, and to get to see what you do in the classrooms and playgrounds. That’s definitely what I’ll miss the most!’
Have a great summer
We wish every member of our community a wonderful summer and see you all in September. Best of luck to our Year 6 leavers as they continue their learning adventures at secondary school.