Headteachers Weekly Update – 20th November 2015

As I am sure you are aware this week has been anti bullying week at King Offa. It has been excellently organised by Mrs Meader and the children have been involved in a variety of activities to help them to understand what bullying is and what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied. Children have made TV programmes, designed posters and added slogans to balloons amongst many other things to help them be prepared to challenge bullying. Our school definition of bullying is “Behaviour by an individual or a group, usually repeated over time that intentionally hurts another individual either physically or emotionally” This year’s theme was ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’ and we hope that all children know what to do if they see or hear of any bullying at school or anywhere else.

This week we also hosted the open days and evenings for parents of children looking for school places for their children in September 2016. Our Pupil Ambassadors from years five and six did an amazing job leading guided tours of the school. The feedback we had from visitors was really lovely to hear. Our children were commended for the confidence and maturity they showed along with the pride they have in King Offa. We are also very proud of them! If you know anyone who couldn’t make the open days but would like to have a look around school please ask them to contact the school office and we will arrange a time for them to come and have a look. Pictured above are our Pupil Ambassadors. Well done to all of you!

Finally I’d like to say a big thank you and well done to the children and staff at breakfast club. I received a lovely email this week from a parent asking me to congratulate the children for their caring attitudes towards younger children. We welcome and respond to all feedback but it’s especially lovely when our children are praised for their achievements.

Enjoy the weekend,

James Freeston

Headteacher