Welcome back to everyone. It is always lovely to see the children and staff back in school. There is a real purpose to the teaching and learning taking place. We now have a full seven weeks of focused learning until the holiday break and so this is a time where we will see the children make great progress. There will be lots of events to attend where you can share the children’s learning and many trips to look forward to. If you are a Year One parent, you will be invited to join your children on their trip this term so do watch out for details from the class teachers.
Our Parent Focus Group will again be meeting to discuss communication of curriculum information and also to participate in a taste test with our caterers and members of the school council to see potential new menu options and evaluate some of the current dishes. Our caterers are extremely dedicated to improving their service and listening to what the majority of our community feels about the food. In addition to this, we will be completing our second phase of student satisfaction surveys, looking for more detail of the dishes the children like the most or are not so happy with. This will then affect change to the menus, if deemed necessary.
We are very excited to be launching our Play Leaders very shortly. Ms Erin Wright, our EAL teacher, has been running an ECA focusing on aspects of leadership the children can take. With additional support from Mrs. West, Assistant Headteacher, the children will soon be presenting in assembly and starting their roles in the playground. They have designed and ordered a friendship bench, for children to go to if they feel they would like someone to play with, chosen hats so they can be easily identified by other children in the playground, and created a problem box where other children can write a problem anonymously and the play leaders will try and solve this. The children have gone through a lot of training with role play so they know what to do if someone comes to them with a problem. They will offer solutions but ultimately know that they need to liaise with the adults if further advice is needed. They are so excited with this leadership role and we look forward to seeing the children in the playground supporting and enabling safe and happy play amongst the children. Thank you to all these children, Mrs. West, and especially to Ms Erin who has been instrumental in the children’s development as young leaders.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Nicholas West – Head of Primary