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Inspiring Children To Read

05 November 2015

Many of you will have witnessed, or heard about, an unusual event on Monday when school started in the morning.  

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As the children were lining up, music started blaring out.  Suddenly from the crowds, teachers (and some parents) appeared and started dancing to the raucous sound of ‘I’ve Gotta Feeling’.  Children joined in with different words - ‘Gotta Keep Reading’, and Book Week had started with a Flash Mob!

No-one is surprised when strange things happen at BISS Puxi.  Once again, our talented staff team are finding ways to hook in children’s interest and imagination. This week I have seen teachers in pyjamas, teachers with strange looking feet, black footprints in our corridors, all designed to get the children’s imaginations fired up and excite them to read and write.  

Research indicates that good teachers are one of the most significant factors in ensuring pupil progress.  Good teachers can engage children and excite interest so that children want to learn.  They have to be prepared to be creative, to be dedicated and to ‘go the distance’.  In Primary most importantly, they also have to be caring and compassionate and fun.  There is no doubt that our teachers are all committed to doing the best they can for our children.  This may be spending time to support a child who is upset, inspiring a child to achieve more, or simply be brave enough to dance at the beginning of Book Week!

Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary


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