One of my colleagues and a very good friend is leaving after Christmas to go to a new school to become a Head Teacher. She is a fantastic woman , always cheerful, kind, very professional and she deserves a good farewell party. So we were arranging a special evening for her with presentation, gifts, food and fun. She is a very valued member of staff and will be missed by many as she was very much loved.
This post is dedicated to her.
I will miss you.
I will miss your smile.
I will miss your laugh from the office next door to mine.
I will miss your cheerfulness.
I will miss your helpfulness.
I will miss your emails to me.
I will miss your openess.
I will miss you being a rock for me.
I will miss your big heart.
I will miss your letters for me to type with little confusing stars on it.
I will miss your little notes she send pupils over with.
I will miss you so much.
Luckily you will still be around for a coffee and a hug, and we will continue to be friends.
I know these are penguins, and have nothing to do with head teachers but she loves penguins, so I had to put a picture of these wonderful creatures here.
I have filled a bag and devised with internet help a
Head Teacher Survival Kit
- Pencil and notebook for brainwaves during the day and everything else you can’t hold in your head!
- A file for the BIG thoughts.
- Band aide – for when things get a little rough!
- Marbles – to replace ones you might lose from time to time.
- Sponge – to soak up the overflow when your brain is too full.
- Puzzle piece – to remind you that without you, things wouldn’t be complete.
- Pipe Cleaner to remind you that flexibility is important for a successful school year.
- Matches – For those days when you feel you need to light a fire under your students or staff.
- Battery – to help you going, and going, and going…..
- Rubber Glove – for when you need a helping hand.
- Penny – to remind you that you are a priceless part of the school.
- Whisky and headache tablets – for the really bad days.
- Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay; we all learn by our mistakes.
- Paperclip – to help you hold together when everything seems to fall apart.
- Gold Chocolate coins – to remind you that you are worth your weight in gold!
- Relaxing bath – needed for the end of a school day!
- Snowflakes – When all else fails, pray for a snow day!
I do hope she likes it and we all wish her the very best in her new position.
Good luck, you will be a fabulous Head Teacher!