I sit here, with 2 weeks to go until the end of term and quietly reflect on the year that has gone by. A rush of emotions come over me as I think about everything has happened! I’ve decided to start this newsletter 2 weeks before it is due because I know it will take me a while to encompass everything I want to.
I think back to the first moment that I walked through the doors back in October 2018 and then to my interview where I was asked why I wanted to lead WCPS! That moment was the start of my WCPS journey, my response to that question was an emotional one, I cried! I wanted to make sure the whole WCPS community got the best education. One that I knew was possible with hard work from everyone involved. One that we are so close to.
So many events have happened this year, some of which I could never have anticipated and certainly some I was never trained for! Who could have anticipated a global pandemic back in September? But we have succeeded and we have done it together! I can’t thank the staff, children and community enough for helping WCPS become home!
I really can not believe how quickly this year has gone. The school is continuing to develop and pupils are growing and developing so quickly. At times I’d like a pause button, just to capture those special moments. Thinking of our pupils growing and developing this song really springs to mind. Slow down....
This year saw us convert to HCAT academy trust and the power this has given us as a school is massive. It has allowed us to work with a number of different professionals and schools with the drive to improve our school for our families. On behalf of the school and community I would like to take this opportunity to thank the HCAT team for their help, support but also their challenge which has allowed us to grow and improve.
This year has also seen the formation of our brand new Local Governing body. The Governing Body works to support Worsbrough Common Primary on its journey to school improvement and supports the school vision in developing a respectful, responsible and resilient community. Empowering articulate. confident and independent individuals who have the skills and are ready for life long learning.
As the year ends we say goodbye to our amazing year 6 students. A group of individuals who have had such a successful year, one that if they had been able to take their SATS would have given us the best results we have had in years! Year 6, you’ve been amazing! Thank you for contributing to what has been a wonderful year filled with amazing memories! We wish you all lots of luck in secondary school and hope you all achieve your dreams. Please stay true to who you are and be the very best versions of yourselves you can be. You will be missed but please, keep in touch!
We also welcome a new cohort of children, our Foundation Stage staff are excited to see you! Throughout school we also welcome a few new children into different year groups, we hope you are as excited to start your WCPS journey as we are to meet you!
Photo highlights from this year
Thank you to everyone for your amazing attitudes and efforts towards home learning throughout the lockdown period. For anyone wanting to access optional summer holiday tasks teachers of your new classes will be posting them on Seesaw every Monday through out the summer. These are optional so please do not feel any pressure to complete these. New class teachers will be taking control of Seesaw and Twitter accounts of the summer so keep them up to date with the fun you are having.
Anyone struggling to access through Seesaw they are also available on the HCAT website.