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Meeting new families

WOW!! What an amazingly busy week we have had, jam packed with fun and new experiences. This week many of our new families have visited us and attended a stay, play and learn session. It has been wonderful to get to put faces to names and welcome our new families to our larger Springside family!

Talent Show and congratulations

On Tuesday we held our annual Springside Talent Show. I cannot believe how well the learners sat and watched the performances of their peers. I have to say there were a few tears from the staff as we watched our learners take centre stage! I couldn't be any prouder! Learners tolerated the confetti canons, the drum rolls and waiting. To watch and hear them all clap for one another was truly amazing. Huge thanks to all of the staff teams for supporting the learners to showcase their talents. Special thanks to the governors for supporting the event and being the judges. We know you found the decision-making process really tricky!

We are pleased to announce;
Wallabies are the proud winners of the Giggles award
Butterflies are the proud winners of the Goddard award-this is the second year Butterflies have won this award!
Finally, the individual talent award goes to Sienna for her wonderful solo singing to Rihanna- Diamonds in the sky!
To follow on from the talent show each member of the Springside community enjoyed an ice cream from the ice cream van. Smiles were had by all as they devoured their sweet treats!
This week the final staff Signalong training course took place. I am pleased to share all the staff members had their competencies signed off. The team participated really well. Congratulations to all who took part.

Goodbye and Good luck

We say goodbye to Carol, Carol is leaving Springside to retire and spend time with her grandchildren. Carol has worked at Springside since we opened in 2007. Carol has delivered sessions to the learners across the School over the years and more recently supported the learners in Wallabies. We wish Carol all the very best and thank her for all of her hard work. We say goodbye to Lucy Y-current class teacher in Rhinos. Lucy has worked with us for just under 3 years. Lucy supported many of our families over the Covid period using online access and she is now going to utilise these skills to continue to help learners and families working at another School in Rochdale. We wish Lucy lots of luck in her new career path.

We say goodbye to Michelle. Michelle has supported learners across School since 2008. Michelle is leaving Springside to work at another special school in a new role. We wish Michelle lots of luck.
We say goodbye to Caroline. Caroline started with us in September and is leaving Springside to work at another special School in a role with more responsibility.

We wish all the staff the very best and hope they continue to be happy with their life choices!

Leaver's event

Next week we intend to hold our leavers event for the learners in year 6 and learners who are moving to another School or authority. Please complete the survey monkey to let us know if you intend to attend so we can cue the learners in. Whilst our learners are excited about the event, they are also a little anxious. We want to be able to prepare them to the best of our ability.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine

Take care


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