Our final day of term finished on a slightly sad note as we had to bid farewell to some much loved and cherished members of staff. Mrs Melanie Howells is leaving us to go to University to do a psychology qualification, whilst Miss Charlotte Phillips and Miss Holly Wears are also leaving for University to do a qualification to become teachers.
Mrs Howells (Miss Mel) has been at Richmond Park for 9 years and has supported many children during her time. Not only has Miss Mel been supporting children on a one-to-one basis during this time, but she has also been a regular figure in our after school Dragon's Club. We know from observing Miss Mel in practice and from parent testimonials that she has had a major influence on these children's lives. She has been instrumental in instilling a sense of confidence in them, as well as developing a range of basic skills in these children. She has always had a smile on her face, and her calm, cheerful and happy persona has been reflected across all the children and the staff. Miss Mel will be especially missed by Seb and Beca next year, who presented her with flowers, a card and a gift from all the children and staff at the end of term assembly. I'm sure they would like to join us all in wishing Miss Mel all the very best as she embarks on this exciting new chapter in her life and would like to thank her for all her years of dedicated service. Thank you Miss Mel!
Miss Phillips (Miss Charlotte) and Miss Wears (Miss Holly) also leave us with a heavy heart this year. Although they have only been with us for little over a year, all staff would agree that their presence in the classroom by supporting individuals and groups have had a major influence in raising the pupils' standards in those classrooms. They have both brought a sense of fun to the classes this year (e.g. dressing up as a Crayola crayon and Pocahontas during World Book Day, etc). :-) We would like to thank them for all their hard work this year and wish them all the very best as they embark upon their University courses to become teachers. After what we've seen this year, they are sure to succeed and will both make fantastic teachers! Thank you Miss Charlotte and Miss Holly!
I'm sure that each of the staff would agree that Miss Mel, Miss Charlotte and Miss Holly were not just colleagues, but they are all also very close friends! Everyone here wishes you all the very best success and happiness for your futures and we look forward to meeting up with you all very soon! The doors to Richmond Park will always be open to you! Pob lwc!