Another year draws to a close! I should like to thank all the staff at Summercroft for their tireless commitment to providing the best learning opportunities for our children and for the support you show staff through kind words, emails or just taking the time to chat!
I would like say a special thank you to the magnificent children in year 6 and their families. Watching their achievements in music, sports, the fabulous performance of ‘Olivia’, facing their fears at Osmington Bay and in various curriculum subjects has been an absolute joy and privilege. I have no doubt that we will be hearing wonderful things about these children as they progress through their Secondary careers and beyond. Their level of maturity whilst holding onto a great sense of fun has made them a year group that are great company. I’m sure that Leavers’ Assembly will be an emotional event but a fitting way to mark the end of the children’s time with us; tissues will be in plentiful supply! In particular, a huge thank you to the House Captains, Head Boy and Girl, who have taken their responsibilities seriously and have been brilliant when showing prospective parents and children around Summercroft. I was speaking with a new parent last week who referenced her tour back in November and how impressed she’d been with how the young people had spoken with such confidence and pride in their school. It was one of the reasons she chose our school over others!
As if all of these things aren’t enough, the children have also achieved the best ever attainment and progress scores that Summercroft has seen! We are thrilled and so very proud of their achievements and I have deliberately left the SATs scores to last because our ethos at Summercroft is far more than the tests! Congratulations children, you and all of the Summercroft team have worked your socks off!
Thank you to our volunteers
Our school is successful due to the immense good will from the whole community. From staff who work well beyond their paid hours, to our stalwarts who give up their time regularly to help support reading, preparation of teaching resources or who have worked in the office this year. You all bring a wonderful dynamic to our school and we’d be lost without you, thank you so much. If you feel you are able to get involved with our school community next academic year, do get in touch with us.
Roll of honour-our fond farewells!
This term we have said farewell to the following staff: Mrs Anne Cole had many roles across the Infant building in the 20+ years with us, Miss MacKinnon who has blossomed from an NQT (newly qualified teacher) into a confident practitioner who’s ready for the next challenge in her career, Mrs Rowe our delightful admin assistant with a great eye for detail and a bargain, and Mr P! Mr Purser has been with us for 10 years and how they have flown! We will especially miss his keenness to whip out his guitar and burst into song. Thank you, all, for the dedication you have shown to the families and staff at Summercroft.
A reminder that we look forward to seeing your safe return to school on Tuesday 4th September at 8:50. Wishing you all a most wonderful Summer.