Impressive Human Beings in Every Way
Posted on 21st January 2019
A year ago we were preparing for Year 6 SATs. We’d been on our London residential, and we had all sorts of good things planned for the summer. All of our Year 6 were working and playing hard. They loved learning and each other’s company.
Then on 22nd April our community suffered a terrible bereavement. Matt’s funeral was on the first day of SATs week. So these Year 6′s came in to do their SAT at 8:30, enabling teachers and pupils to attend the funeral. They all carried on and took their SATs tests that week. They looked after each other and learnt a lot about priorities and perspective…
Statistics… I’m always wary of school ‘league tables’ as they are just one indicator. But for once I am going to share this. These children and teachers were so kind, brave, patient and resilient in SATs week, and throughout the summer term. They put on a brilliant production of West Side Story, in which positivity and love triumphed rather than failed. And that’s who they are! Well done, last year’s Year 6 – you thoroughly deserve to be in the top 30 school results in England, because you are impressive human beings in every way.
Happy 50th birthday, Mrs Knowles (Year 6 teacher extraordinaire), and congratulations!