Letter From Our Head of Phase
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to upper school.
Upper School consists of Year five and Year six. This is the phase where we begin getting the children ready for secondary school, making sure they have the independence, resilience and attitudes towards learning they will need to carry on with their educational journey. It is an exciting phase and I am excited to be leading it and working alongside you.
As many of you already know me, I have been working at Southfields for 12 years. I started as a teaching assistant, worked for many years as an HLTA whilst studying for my degree and have now been a qualified teacher for 4 years. Most of my years at Southfields have been based in year 6. I love working with this phase and love the journey the children make to becoming young adults before our eyes.
I am proud to say we have an extremely experienced team of teachers and teaching assistants in our phase. This is no doubt going to have a huge impact upon the education of each and every child and should give you utmost confidence that your child is in great hands.
As the phase leader, I, once again, warmly welcome you and your child to the phase. As the children get older, we appreciate it can be difficult for some parents to find the time to come into school around their work but we would greatly appreciate as much parental involvement as possible. Class Dojo is a wonderful tool to make sure we are in regular communication with one another. Please engage with us through it. Also we will be running various parent workshops across the year. We hope to see you all there.