End of year thoughts

End of year thoughts

Posted: Thu 15 Jul 2021

We are nearly the end of the most memorable year I have ever had in teaching. 

My thought turn to our year 6 children as they come to the end of their primary school years. This year's cohort of children absolutely represent what being a “Highfielder” is all about.

Every year I tell the year six children how they are the role models to the younger children and how they should lead by example. I remind them that they are our most experienced children in school and that I have high expectations of them all. Never has this been truer than in 2020 2021.

The year six children have been absolutely amazing this year. All I ever hear from the staff is how great they are and how well they have coped with all the things the pandemic has thrown at them. The academic results speak for themselves with over 85% (we predicted 72%) of the children meeting the national standard in reading writing and maths and 100% of the children making great progress. In addition 100% of these children attended their lessons during the lockdown. Their attendance throughout the year has excellent and their behaviour has been superb. They have remained calm and happy and supported each other. I have never heard anyone complain and I was so happy when we managed to organize their trip to Marrick, which they thoroughly deserved. 

I know these children are resilient and confident young people and I am proud of them all. I guess that’s all a head teacher can ask for. I wish them a wonderful future and hope that they will always have a little place in their hearts for Highfield Primary School.

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