Primary Heads, PLT's & Governors' Comments
"Just wanted to say thank you for all your enthusiastic work for our pupils – they and our staff are really enjoying it!"
"Just wanted to thank you for arranging such a fabulous taster session. Our Year 5 & 6 pupils have had a wonderful experience. Fourteen of our pupils were unable to ride a bike this morning, now nine of them are able to do this. Thank You!"
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for bringing your leaders on Tuesday to our Sporthall Athletics competition. One school teacher made a point of coming to speak to us to say how fantastic the leaders were, which is a huge credit to them. Very rare this happens!
We honestly would not be able to run our events without such enthusiastic and skilled leaders, so please pass on a massive thank you to all of them."
"There were plenty of Barnhill Leaders and they were great- really helpful and valuable especially on the hills on the track as they were able to catch the children if they looked like they couldn't make it up.
" I think it's a great idea having competitions at the club, the parents of the later session all wanted to get their children down at the club so providing the pathway "
"Just wanted to thank you for yesterday's dance festival. Ran smoothly as ever and the kids loved it.
Same time, same place next year I hope!"
"Thank you for yesterday the children really enjoyed themselves. An excellent competition."
"Just letting you know that the dance taster session was absolutely amazing! Scott was fantastic with the children and they loved it too. I was really impressed with the way he communicated with the children and the way he broke down the dance steps. Really, really impressed!"
"Just to say we were really happy with our sessions last week and we had great fun with all the schools. a big thank you also to all the girls that helped us run the sessions smoothly."
"Thanks to the girls (and their teachers) that came along to Oak Farm to support the tri-golf taster sessions. All of our teachers commented on how sensible, mature and helpful they were and they were definitely a credit to their school. They certainly knew what they were doing and, in fact, led at least one of the sessions."
“Thank you for all your hard work this year; we have thoroughly enjoyed all the events/activities.”
“It was heartening to see Barnhill Community High in partnership with other schools, leading such an uplifting event, where students simply shone. I was particularly impressed by not only the confidence and leadership skills displayed by our students but also by their commitment to high ideals of promoting “common good” and an attitude to “making a difference”. I am sure such dispositions is a source of pride for staff, parents and wider community and also an excellent preparation for for life for our students.”
“The children have thoroughly enjoyed all of the tasters and the awards ceremony was excellent. I hope you can continue to provide such a high standard of support in the future.”
“Long Lane colleagues have said, ‘We have found SHSSN invaluable.’”
“We have always valued and encouraged links between the primary and secondary schools. Our children are constantly enthusiastic about learning more sports but we do not have the necessary specialist skills within our staff.”
“We would take any opportunity to have support from secondary colleagues. This could be for an after school club, a series of PE lessons and/or training for staff.”
“We have benefited enormously from the support offered by the PE release. Events such as the Sports Festivals just would not happen if they were not arranged on our behalf and it gives all of our children opportunities to participate in sports competitions - not just those who excel. Previously it was mainly the children representing the school who took part in competitions but now all of our children expect to do so.”
“The opportunities our pupils have been given to take part in Olympic and Paralympic sports have been the envy of colleagues elsewhere and through them our children have gained a real understanding of the sports themselves as well as having a chance to play them. These opportunities are also leaving a legacy in our children and their families about being more active - which can only benefit our secondary school colleagues who will be receiving fitter Year 7 students keen to engage in a range of sports.”