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Saying Goodbye

We say goodbye to Miss Sue Braidford
Science Classroom
Science Classroom

As we approach the end of term, it's not just our Year 6 pupils who will be leaving us. We say goodbye to several much loved and highly regarded members of staff. We talk to Miss Sue Braidford to get her final words and memories of Lady Barn House School, and we send our best wishes and success for all on their onward journey. 

Miss Sue Braidford 

When did you join Lady Barn and what has been your role here?

I am Head of Science at Lady Barn and began my journey with the school in 2010.

How has Lady Barn changed over the years?

There have been many changes over the years, predominantly the evolution of IT and the incredible improvements to the buildings and site, yet still the core values and family community have remained firm.

It’s our 150 year anniversary soon; what do you think makes Lady Barn special?

The children make Lady Barn special for me and the incredible support from their families. The children’s thirst for knowledge and their belief that they can succeed and achieve their dreams makes teaching here so special. You really feel like you are making a difference.

What is your most treasured memory?

There are so many treasured memories that it is impossible to single out just one. School trips to the south coast, camp adventures, blue and pink days, music recitals, Year 6 production, and sports events all feature in my favourite memories.

How have our pupils inspired you?

Working with young children is always inspiring, their inquisitive nature and fun outlook on life makes each day at work different and thoroughly enjoyable.

And finally, have you ever been in trouble with the Head?!

Yes, I have one memory of an incident involving Albert (Einstein) and Isaac (Newton) the school tortoises. One morning I arrived at school to see a fire engine on the car park and several firemen in the science laboratory. One of the tortoises had managed to dislodge his heat lamp and it had created plumes of smoke in the room. Needless to say, after a brief meeting with the Head, we decided that Albert and Isaac were maybe better suited to living at home rather than in school!

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