Walchpack – Final Post

Parents of the pack…

In case I don’t get to speak to you next week…

1 – Apologies for lack of posting this last half term – it has been a mad one!
2 – Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach your amazing children this year. 
3 – Thank you for your support this year, and the letters parents have sent in. 

As you will know, I have three days left at Anchorsholme and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than with your children. I love each and every one of them and they have made this year unbelievably enjoyable. To this day, they still make me: laugh, amazed by what they can do, and immensely proud of who they are as individuals, as a pack and what they have achieved. It has been my privilege to support and challenge them this year, and I will miss them all incredibly. Moving to another school is what I must do – career-wise, but also…how could I sit and watch someone teach my class/pack?! It just wouldn’t feel right! 

Each and every one of the class has a fantastic future ahead, whether academically, musically, within sport, baking or any other path they choose to take. I am sure, before they leave school, I will have been back a number of times and seen them on their journey. I feel lucky to have been a part of that journey and wish each wolf the best for the future. 

Finally, your support this year has been hugely appreciated, not just by myself, but by your children also. All the extra work done at home – reading every day, practising times tables, spellings etc. – makes such a difference and I am sure that will continue. As they go through the school, I am sure more and more opportunities will present themselves…drama, singing, football, athletics, prefects etc. I would encourage all children to push and aim to get involved, to grow as people as well as academics. If I were to reflect on my time at school, as we all do… It’s the things we don’t do that we regret, more than the things that we do. I never played football, went to athletics, went for prefect or sang in a choir… because I maybe didn’t have the confidence to, or didn’t realise that I wanted to at that time. These are things I hugely regret (football and athletics!), but every cloud has it’s silver lining…If I had, maybe I wouldn’t have been sat here today, in this classroom, with your children…ensuring they don’t leave school with any regrets of their own.

Have a great summer,
Mr. Walch

The personality traits of the Wolf are those of powerful instinct, intuition, and high intelligence.  The Wolf roams the wild with a thirst for freedom, working within a social environment.

You define your own success, no one else. Your success is not defined by what others tell you it can be, nor what others say it should be. Your success is not defined by the claims of others. Your success is defined by what you make of it. You can do and be whatever you believe in.

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3 thoughts on “Walchpack – Final Post

  • 21st July 2018 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration for Annabella and her classmates. Bella has really blossomed this year and it’s the first time she’s been keen and willing to go to school since ‘proper work’ started at the beginning of Year 1. We wish you well on the next step of your career and hope that you continue to spark the imaginations of children in all the classes you teach in the future. Good luck!

  • 23rd July 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Nath and Ellie have had a great year this year and their progress and attitude to learning is due to the commitment that you have shown and the 100% effort you have put into class 9. To have children that are keen to go to school each day says a lot about the teacher.
    Good luck with the new job and I am sure you will be just as inspirational with your new class.
    Going to be a sad day on Wednesday- I got a box of tissues ready for Ellie! Nath already asking me if his class would call him Mr Potter when he is a maths teacher.

  • 24th July 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The class awards assembly was fantastic this morning! Thank you for your kind words about Holly. It was a lovely end to the year.

    All the children were so well behaved considering how warm it was in the church hall.
    I especially enjoyed Mr Hurley’s closing speech about the heatwave of 1976 and his memories. I remember that heatwave too (just!!).

    Lots of luck in your new job. You will be missed!I


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