Posted: Fri 22nd Jul 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a fabulous year we have had at BHPS!
As we come to the end of the academic year, it is only right to reflect on the wonderful year the children have had at school. We have enjoyed Christmas events, class assemblies, Buzz Days, school trips, residential trips for both year 4 and 6, Young Voices, a KS2 and Year 3 Choir and Musical Concert, Careers and Aspirations Day, Outreach sessions, a Community Coffee Morning, sports enrichment opportunities across the school and so much more. We were also delighted to come together as a whole school for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and more recently with you all for Sports Day and our Summer Fair.
On Wednesday, it was a pleasure to welcome parents and carers to our Headteacher Awards Assembly - a very well done to the recipients of these special awards.
I would also like to extend our thanks to Charles Darwin School for inviting our Year 6 children to watch the matinee performance comprising highlights from their school production of the 90’s musical “Popstars”. Our children had a fabulous time and very much enjoyed the experience.
Last Friday, Year 6 enjoyed their Prom and this week we have also enjoyed their fabulous production of 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies'. This is as well as our Pre-school Graduation and finally today, our Year 6 Graduation will take place after school.
Today we say ‘goodbye’ to Ms Wythers who officially leaves us after 17 years to embark on her well deserved retirement. We will however see Ms Wythers in school for a few weeks in the new term as she will be joining us to assist with training, so if you do not see her at the end of the day, please pop in during the new term to say your goodbyes then.
We also bid farewell to Mr Day, Year 4 teacher, who will be moving to Leeds to advance his teaching career. Mr Day has been a wonderful addition to our school teaching team and has worked exceptionally hard with sports enrichment across the school. We wish Mr Day all the very best for his career in Leeds.
Miss Baldwin who runs our lunchtime club will be leaving us today. Miss Baldwin has been a wonderful addition to our lunchtime team and has provided both art and crafts as well as board games to our children during the lunch period. We wish Miss Baldwin all the very best.
Mrs Churchward also commences her maternity leave today. We wish her and her husband all the very best for this next chapter in their lives and we are very excited to await the exciting news of their new arrival.
I am delighted to advise you all that Miss Burgham has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. We send all our love to Miss Burgham and wish her and her family all the very best.
Today we say goodbye to year 6 - we are so very proud of them all and are very excited for the next chapter of their learning journey. With every year 6 departure, we welcome our new pre-school and reception children and families to our wonderful BHPS family - this is always a very exciting time for us all. We are looking forward to getting to know all the new families who will be joining us in September.
We are also delighted to announce that Mrs Snelling has been promoted to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and from September will be teaching the computing curriculum.
We are also very excited to announce that Eylse Gardiner, Samantha Coker and Nefika Kitson will be joining us as Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and will be working alongside our fantastic LSA support staff team.
I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to the Friends of Biggin Hill Primary School who have raised a staggering £14,635 this year for our school. I also thank our wonderful volunteers and our Class Representatives who give up their time for the school - with their help this year we have been able to do and provide so much more for our children, focusing on enrichment opportunities, driving school improvements and working our way to becoming the school of choice in Biggin Hill.
The staff team at Biggin Hill Primary School is second to none and I would like to wish them all an amazing summer break. They go above and beyond, not only for our children but also for each other.
A special ‘thank you’ to our wonderful children who have been amazing this year. It is often hard to put into words how brilliant they are but simply, they are all ‘outstanding’ and we are immensely proud of their work, their commitment to their learning and getting involved in all aspects of school life.
My final note really is from Mrs Freeman, who wanted us to pass on a ‘thank you’ for all your support this year. The school has gone from strength to strength and we couldn’t really do what we do without the amazing support that we have within our school community. Although we simply love what we do, teaching and supporting our wonderful children in partnership with you makes it so much more fulfilling.
All that remains is ‘goodbye and good luck to Year 6’ and we wish everyone in our school community the most wonderful summer - have a fabulous break from school!
We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 31st August.
My very best wishes,
Deputy Headteacher, SENCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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