A Most Extraordinary Year

Miss Hughes-Williams offers her final thoughts on what has been an exceptional academic year:

“I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

Here we are at the end of the most extraordinary academic year.  A year of endless uncertainties. A year when your home became your classroom.  A year where our Year 11 and Year 13 students saw all that they had been working towards change in an instant.  Thank goodness we managed to have the celebratory assemblies before you left and rest assured we will be looking at ways to mitigate the obvious disappointment of missing out on so many other rights of passage.  We look forward to seeing you next month!

Our on-line end of year assembly takes the concept of a jigsaw puzzle as its theme.  The pieces of our school have been cast wide during the past four months but everything will fit back together again when we return.

At this time, I would be reflecting on the educational visits, social events, field trips, sports day anecdotes, summer concerts, language exchanges that had been experienced and enjoyed … the list goes on.  In their place we are celebrating some of the highlights of your brilliance in an end of term video blog.  Heart of England School is not just a set of buildings it’s about values and relationships; it’s about you and your families, our staff, our governors working together with the same end in mind.  We are all vital parts of the jigsaw, we all matter; we are the picture on the box.

I think we have learnt much during these past months on a local and national scale about the importance of kindness. Thank you for your everyday deeds and your small acts of kindness (especially the scones and biscuits…) that have kept the darkness at bay.  Stay safe and well this summer and enjoy the light.


See our Whole School Assembly video on our YouTube channel: