It’s the time of year that we begin to reflect and evaluate the year so far and make plans for September 2019. I know this can be a very anxious time for families, wondering where you child’s classroom will be; who will be in the team around the child. Firstly we look at the pupil groupings, learning styles & peer relationships. We then look at staffing expertise and experience. For school improvement, this sometimes means that teachers move across key stages to develop their skill sets & coach other staff.
My role is to get as many of the above correct! It’s like completing a very difficult jigsaw puzzle! To get as many puzzle pieces right, I ask for staff reflections. I would like to share some of the reflections of why our amazing Teaching Assistants love their job…
The amazing children; Working with individuals and striving to have a positive effect on their learning; The staff, working in a solid class team where we all work together with a mutual focus to support our children to be the very best they can be; The progress seen as the pupils move through school; Having the chance to do a varied range of activities and experiencing them with the pupils I work with; There is a good belly laugh in every day, and a “melt-you-inside” moment where someone does something amazing every day; I always feel so proud to tell people that I work at HMO with the most amazing children that you could ever meet!; Working within teams of such highly skilled, fabulous people!; The children! Supporting them in their everyday challenges & witnessing first hand the successes they make due to their determination; I love the fact that I personally never stop learning whilst I’m working; I feel very lucky and privileged to be able to work so closely with our children and share in their learning journey with them.
And that’s to mention a few, not only does this make me so proud of the children & our staff, it gives me the confidence that even when change happens, we all have common values, drives & dedication to Hob Moor Oaks.
Have a lovely weekend, we are looking forward to our summer events after the half term, make sure they’re in your diary.
Sign up to our Parent Hub app– school can then send messages for free.