It is rather unlike me to be challenged as to what to write for the final blog of the academic year, yet this year is different. I contemplated sharing with you lessons learned from the recent pandemic and the positive impact which will be seen on the world of education. I also gave some thought to how I might impart some wisdom as to how to best prepare children for a seamless and sure start to the next academic year. This blog, however, needs to be a plain and simple thank you and goodbye!
Having joined Wandsworth Prep as Founding Deputy Head and subsequently been allowed the privilege to lead the school to the thriving hub of happiness and learning which it is today, leaves me with some very fond memories. What makes Wandsworth Prep so special, are the children, parents and teachers which make up the community.
With the recent pandemic, it has not been the end of the academic year to which we have become so accustomed. We were, however, able to arrange a fitting adieu to our current Year 6; a group of children who I feel lucky to be joining in moving on to pastures new. Testament to the success of Wandsworth Prep, are our children. Our Year 6 leave us and take a little piece of the school with them, its values and culture, ready to make a difference to the world. I, too, will be taking a piece of the school with me. What will come with me, will be the genuine realisation that a school is only as good as the people in it.
I would like to thank you all for your support, commitment and ambition for Wandsworth Prep over the years and, of course, for lending us your children. As an integral part of our young history, each and every member of the community have truly played a part in putting the school on the map. There will always be a place in my heart for Wandsworth Prep and I will follow the school’s onward journey with great interest from afar.