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Biggin Hill School, Bromley


Newsletter 15th July 2022

Posted: Fri 15th Jul 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was a pleasure for Mr Devlin and I to start the week with our Ambassador Assembly on Monday; being able to pass on these awards is always such a proud moment for both the children and the school.

On Monday, I was able to send our letter confirming our teaching structure and arrangements for 22/23. Within the letter, I was also able to formally announce that, from September, Miss O’Mahony will be joining our leadership team as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the curriculum across the whole school. On behalf of Mrs Freeman, Mr Devlin and myself, I would like to congratulate Miss O’Mahony on her new post and welcome her to the leadership team. As a very experienced year 6 teacher, we know that Miss O’Mahony will thoroughly enjoy teaching her year 6 class next year as well as ensuring we maintain our high standards of delivering an immersive and engaging curriculum for our children across the school.

Tuesday afternoon was ‘All Change Afternoon’ and children from across the school had the opportunity to meet their new teacher and spend a little time in their new classrooms. I would like to thank Miss Pluim for joining us specially for this important afternoon and also our staff team for managing the afternoon so well for the children. If any families are worried or concerned about transition from one year group to another, please do not hesitate to contact the Inclusion team.

I am also delighted to advise that Ms Dawkins will be joining our administrative team from 30th August 2022. Ms Dawkins brings with her a wealth of administrative and office experience and will make a wonderful addition to our strong administrative team here at the school.

It feels the right time to formally thank our reading volunteers that come into school to support and read with our children. Over this academic year our army of volunteers in school have been nothing other than ‘First Class’ and through their time and commitment to the school, we really have been able to provide the children with so much more. Although our voluntary programme has come to a close for this year, we very much look forward to welcoming our reading volunteers back in September. If you would like to find out more information about volunteering at the school, please contact for an informal discussion.

On Tuesday, we welcomed our new Reception children to their 3rd and final Taster Session in school. Our Reception team have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and are all very much looking forward to September.

Last Friday, our year 6 children enjoyed the most fabulous fun day in school and tonight look forward to their ‘Y6 Disco’. We wish them all a wonderful time as they celebrate the end of their time at BHPS together. On behalf of the leadership team and school, I would like to thank the Y6 Leavers’ Committee for providing such wonderful events for them all to enjoy - I know the organising has been a huge amount of work for them all and we are very grateful indeed.

Sadly, Charlie, one of our much loved chickens, passed away on Thursday. We owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Ms Rudd for her swift response and action, and also to Ms Jones for assisting her so much. Our chickens are much loved by all the children in school, so please can we ask that you take a moment to discuss this with your child.

A very special ‘well done’ to our Netball team who played at Croydon High School against CMO Junior Netball Club on Wednesday evening. Mrs Horgan, Miss Gray and Mr Day reported that the team gave it their all and showed such spectacular sportsmanship!

The final week of term is a busy one with the Y6 leavers’ performance and Y6 Assembly, Headteacher Awards and Preschool Graduation. I know the staff team will ensure that all our children have a wonderful and enriched week in school so the end of this academic year is memorable for them all. Have a wonderful weekend.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Lawrence

Deputy Headteacher, SENCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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