Today we have joined in National Teaching Assistant day to celebrate our wonderful Education Health and Care Assistants - EHCAs. At Newfield our support staff do so much more than just support teaching - which is why they have an extra special title!
We had prepared to celebrate them by children making banners and teachers writing a shout out for our wellbeing walls to tell us why the EHCAs in their class are so fantastic!
There was a photo booth in Darwen Hall to take some silly pictures while our EHCAs came and enjoyed their morning break by being waited on hand and foot by our older pupils who served drinks and home made cake.
Staff enjoyed chocolates in both staff lounges.
We also had some members of the Rights Respecting School Steering Group on hand to talk to new staff about our work on the RRSA UNICEF initiative.
Alll EHCAs who attended were also entered into the prize draw for out fabulous pamper hamper. Our new head teacher Rik drew the lucky winner who was delighted to be presented with her prize hamper containing lots of beauty products and sweet treats!
Children and new head Rik had a great morning treating our EHCAs, posing for silly photos and saying a big thank you to them all for all their hard work and support!