Sunday, 12 November 2017
I'm totally behind the whole growth mindset thing and in my first two years of headship I know that I have got better at many many things but... I have not, in all my years of teaching, got better at saying goodbye to our leavers. I feel privileged as a head, to still be the Year 6 form tutor but... every year I feel it and it's creeping up on me already this year. Not only do I need to prepare a speech for our Year 6 leavers but I have to prepare myself to deliver it without completely embarrassing myself. The journey from Nursery to Year 6 is not only traversed by the pupils but by their teachers, and letting go of children whom we have seen grow and change over so many years is a wrench. The term 'in loco parentis' is hugely relevant. I am so proud of my leavers and so very excited for them about their futures but goodness me will I miss them! It's not very fashionable to talk about love in schools but without it where would be and who would be? Tough times are ahead for me at least... AGAIN!