Harvington Prep Newsletter

from Mrs Evans

Friday November 6th 2020 No 7



We are saying goodbye at the end of this term to two distinguished and much valued members of staff. Mr Cook has been an excellent ambassador for the Singapore Maths method of our mathematics scheme and has led the school to great heights in his delivery of mathematics to Years 5 and 6, in addition to our victories in the recent regional maths challenges that he organised for the school. He has been a caring form teacher to Year 5 and we shall all miss him. He and his family have decided to move out of London and will be relocating to the Windsor area in the new year. I am sure you will all join me in thanking Mr Cook and wishing him and his family all the very best in their move. Mr Cook is replaced by Mr William Jolley who will take over the Year 5 form duties and the delivery of mathematics; he has been involved in the Shanghai method of mathematics, in tune with the Singapore method and we look forward to welcoming him in the new year.

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Mr Grant has been our drama and SEN teacher at Harvington School since 2007. During this period of time, he has been a friend and mentor to countless girls that have gone through the school who benefited and made excellent progress as a result of
his patient, caring and skilled support in the core areas of education. He has been an irreplaceable drama teacher who has inspired, enthused and stirred the imagination of pupils in his drama lessons and who has taken his private drama lesson pupils to such heights of performance and expression, that
each year, external examiners coming into Harvington to assess the girls, could not but award distinction after distinction to all. His pupils at Harvington included past girls who returned to be
taught by him, going back at least 7 years and now doing their diplomas. Mr Grant’s magic as producer of our Christmas Nativities and end of year plays is yet another unique aspect of his talents that render him quite unmatchable. From Mary Poppins, to The Lion King, to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, to
The Secret Garden and to the staff pantomimes (!) his contribution to school life is endless and has been exceptional. He has been a loyal teacher, a generous colleague to all and an invaluable and much loved friend. Mr Grant returns to his beloved Scotland to be closer to his family and to begin a
new chapter of his life in Edinburgh. He has promised to return to produce the Year 6 play in the summer term and we look forward to this. In the meantime, please join me in wishing Mr Grant the very best of luck for the future.

Children in Need

On Friday 13th November we invite children to
come to school wearing their own clothes and
paying £2 that will be collected for Children in
. During these unsettled times, please help us to
support this very important charity.

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