Good Bye and Good Luck!

This final week of our school year at Greenfield has been a very special one.  Saying goodbye to our Year 6 pupils, who are moving on to the next phase of their education, is especially difficult.  While we feel happy celebrating their successes and achievements, we all feel sad that they are leaving us and that we won’t have the chance to work so closely together again.  It was a privilege to attend the Year 6 Prom Night on Tuesday evening.  The quality of performances across the whole year band was exceptional and the parents of our Year 6 pupils were treated to a showcase of the children’s gifts and talents. We are especially grateful to our Year 6 staff team for putting in such a huge effort to make this last half term so memorable for our pupils with the excitement of rehearsals, performances, educational visits and the Prom.

As our Year 6 pupils leave Greenfield, we say goodbye to 23 of our families, whose youngest or only child is moving on.  The three elements of partnership between children, parents and school are central to my philosophy and vision for our school.  This close co-operation between home and school has helped these children to feel secure, gain confidence and meet with success.  We thank our Year 6 parents for being such an important part of their children’s education and for working so closely with us.  Do the same with your child’s new secondary school and your child will not fail to do well.  Remember, you will always be welcome in our school and we do hope you will stay in touch.

Today we also say a final farewell to our staff leavers.  We are very grateful to Mrs Jane Underwood and Mr Andrew Brettell for all their invaluable work and wish them all the best for an active, happy and healthy retirement.  We also wish good luck to Miss Jane Kelly, Mrs Karen Morris, Mrs Clare Heather, Mrs Sarah Hodson and Miss Debbie Robbins.  I am sure you will join me in thanking all of these staff for their effort and commitment throughout their time at Greenfield and wishing them all the very best for future success.

I would like to thank every single member of our superb staff team at Greenfield for all their dedication, inspiration and hard work throughout this school year.  We have all worked hard to continue to build on our ‘Outstanding’ status and this school year has brought us considerable, continued success.  Our recent academic, creative and sporting achievements are well-deserved rewards for our children, staff and everyone connected with our school. Thank you all so much for your continued involvement, support and warm words of praise and congratulations.

We wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and look forward to seeing all our children and families on Tuesday 2 September at 8.45 am for the start of the Autumn Term.

Best wishes for a peaceful and relaxing Summer Holiday from the Greenfield Team.