Year 7 - New Year Leader
As Miss Stanley continues her responsibilities for the transition of Year 6 students to Carshalton High School for Girls, Ms Kelly-Smith takes up the baton as the new Year 7 Leader.
Miss Stanley and Ms Kelly-Smith had the following messages for students and parents:
You may be aware that one of my key responsibilities in school is the transition for students from Year 6 to Year 7. Indeed it was around this time last year that I visited your daughters in their primary schools or welcomed them to us at Carshalton Girls. Those visits were many weeks ago, yet it feels like very recent history! My role in school is that of static Year Leader 7. This means that I, together with Miss Williams (Asst. Year Leader), stay permanently with the Year 7 cohort. Consequently, Year 7 receive a new Year Leader for the last half term of the Summer into Year 8 and through to Year 11, all things being equal. I am writing to let you know that Ms Kelly-Smith will be taking over the year group from Monday 8th June. Ms Kelly-Smith has led the current Year 11 since Year 7 and is a highly experienced teacher and Year Leader. She and I have spoken at length about the Year Group, and will continue to communicate through this term as she gets to know the girls. Ms Kelly-Smith will be writing to you on Monday to introduce herself.
If we had been able to hold Year 7 Parents Evening I am confident that the hall would have been awash with smiling faces as students heard what their teachers had to say about them. We have been so very impressed by their attitudes, focus, willingness to learn and engage, both in school and during these more difficult times.
The students will receive an email about this today and we look forward to sharing with them some of the highlights of the last 5 half terms in the Newsletter on Monday. In their email I have asked them to send me a piece of advice for the new Year 7's. Please can you ask your daughter to check her email for more information and think about whether there's anything she might like to contribute.
Finally, Miss Williams and I would like to thank you for your support this year as we have sought, as a whole school community, to ensure that the girls feel a part of who we are at CHSG. One of the greatest privileges in leading Year 7 is that we have the opportunity to meet so many students with such huge potential. We look forward to seeing who they become as they progress through the school.
Miss L Stanley, Year Leader 7
I am writing to introduce myself, Ms Kelly-Smith, as your daughter’s new Year Leader. As I’m sure you were already aware, Miss Stanley and Miss Williams always stay working with our new Year 7 intake and it is at this point of the academic year that they begin to work with our new Year 6 students. I’m sure you can imagine that transition during these times will be even more important than normal, and I wish Miss Stanley and Miss Williams all the best of luck with the new cohort of girls.
A brief bit of background about me: I have been teaching for 10 years, 7 of those years here at CHSG, and I am an English teacher by trade (I have already had the pleasure of teaching some of your daughters English this academic year). I have just bid a fond farewell to my wonderful Year 11s and I am very much looking forward to joining your daughter and her peers on their journey to the end of Year 7, on to Year 8 and beyond!
As a Year Leader my role is to promote the wellbeing, progress and achievement of the students in my care and, alongside my tutor team, Assistant Year Leader and the lovely Mrs Newman, we aim to provide a caring and nurturing environment for your daughter to flourish in as she continues her journey here at CHSG. Mrs Oladokun will be joining the year group in September as our Assistant Year Leader; she will also be our Acting Year Leader on the one day a week when I am not in school to ensure continuity and quality of pastoral provision.
To try and introduce myself 'in person' to the year group I have recorded a short assembly which the students can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaARA3NVPUY&feature=youtu.be
I look forward to being able to meet you all in the near future, but in the meantime take care and stay safe.
Ms Kelly-Smith, Year Leader