A Message To My Students

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

There’s just a few short weeks left until the exam season starts. But you already know this because it’s all anyone has been saying since Christmas. So today, as we leave for the Easter break, I want to give you a new message.

No doubt, you’re feeling the stress. For some of you, the pressure comes from within: you are driven by the need to succeed. You want exam success and it’s all you’re focusing on right now. To you I say: take a moment to breathe…relax, and remember who you are. You are more than school work, you are more than the exam grades you hope to achieve. Yes, grades are important, but so are you.

For others, the pressure comes from outside: parents and teachers constantly urging and encouraging you… and dare I say, nagging you to revise. To you I say: listen to them! The chances are they only want the best for you. Some of them may be speaking from experience when they say things like: ‘don’t leave it to the last minute.’ There’s nothing worse than a feeling of regret.

And to those of you who have already given up because this mountain seems just too high to conquer, I say this: it’s never too late to try. You are better than you think you are.

When things got tough, my Dad always used to say this to me (sometimes he still does!): when your back is against the wall and you feel that all are against you… just remember that I love you.

It’s worth remembering this simple message. You are loved and there is always someone who will have your back. So to all of my students I say this: work hard, relax, don’t give up… I’ve got your back.

Mrs G x


  1. YEAR 11 says:


  2. I will truly miss you says:

    Thank you Mrs Gibbs for that you have done for us for the past 2 years. I have enjoyed my time with you and i don’t regret anything i have done other these years. so I thank you with all of my heart because you have really stolen my heart! I just want to tell you that I was really lucky in having you (THE BEST TEACHER EVER!) teach me even though i wasn’t talkative. My time with has really taught some key elements in life and English. Also, I still remember all the fun we had in Year 9, 10 and 11. I have really matured through the course of these 3 pleasant years with you. Finally, I want to thank you for all that you done for me and how you kept on pushing, pushing and pushing me and I just want to tell you i am grateful for all of your hard work on the blog and the resources you gave us. My time at Harlington is soon going to come to an end but i want you to know that i will always remember you as my best English teacher ever!

    Goodbye Mrs Gibbs xxx

    • mrsjgibbs says:

      Wow! This is so lovely, thank you. I have loved every minute with my beautiful year 11s. You will always hold a special place in my heart. God bless. X

      • I will truly miss you says:

        you are welcome Mrs and just to tell the test today was a walk in the park. I had no worries thanks to you for your brilliant teaching. Thanks again xxx

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