Head of School Update – 23rd April 2021

Welcome back!

I do hope you all had a lovely break over the Easter holidays. We were blessed with some beautiful, sunny days so I do hope you were able to enjoy them.

The children have been super stars this week. It is always tricky coming back to school after a break and we really have had a lot to contend with over the past year so I must say a huge well done.

We had a fantastic start to the week, all staff were trained as mental health first aiders. Nevada Smith, who is our AAT Lead for Behaviour/Nurture, Mental Health and Wellbeing, spent the day with staff to raise awareness of mental health enabling us to support ourselves, each other, parents and the pupils that attend our school. It was a purposeful and relevant training session which was beneficial to all our staff who attended.

I have seen some amazing work and very positive attitudes to learning… I love it when I get a knock on my door with a smiling child ready to show me how proud they are of their achievements.

I mentioned in my last post that we would be getting some much needed work on the roof over the next few weeks. As you know, scaffolding was erected over the Easter holidays. We are confident that it has not impacted on the school in terms of using up too much space and creating too much noise. I am sure that you have seen the scaffolding by now and hope you would agree the photo above (of pupils in Gandhi class planting bulbs) is far more rewarding and enjoyable! The children followed instructions to plant their very own bulb and over time will observe how it matures into a plant. Great job!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Miss N Baker

Head of School