We said goodbye to some good friends at the end of Summer term and a Farewell Tea Party was arranged to give pupils and parents the opportunity to say farewell. Mrs Griffiths was by some distance the longest serving of the leavers with a very impressive 36 years at Stanley!
This is what Mr Dickinson said about Mrs Griffiths in our Newsletter: “Elaine Griffiths who will be well known to many of you will be leaving at the end of this academic year after 36 years teaching at the school. We are delighted that she will return in September on a voluntary basis to continue her work with the orchestra and the library. It is hard to put into words the huge contribution she has made to hundreds of children who have passed through Stanley since 1981 and her wonderfully supportive role for colleagues. In recognition of her work with all children and her commitment to the school’s charity work over the years, she was awarded an MBE in 2013 and I was proud to accompany her to Buckingham Palace to see her presented with her award by Her Majesty the Queen.”
Elaine asked us to pass on this message: “Thank you so much for all the good wishes I have received, and for the wonderful gift of Promenade tickets. I am thrilled to be going to the last night of the Proms.”
We are also saying goodbye to:
Asha Sangha who is moving on after 9 years looking after some of our youngest pupils to be closer to her extended family.
Nicky Parr who has a number of years working at the other end of the school in Year 6 instilling in those children her passion for maths!
Thomas Smith is leaving from Year 6. Thomas has been at Stanley for 3 years and is is returning to university to take a master’s degree in illustration.
We would like to thank them all for being part of Stanley and wish them every success for the future.