Firstly, I’d like to thank all parents, staff and children for their warm wishes over the last few weeks. The birth of my first child came a little sooner than we all anticipated but we are so glad he is here now! For those who are not up to speed – Elliot arrived 3 1/2 weeks early! Thank you too, for the many cards and gifts that we have received; your generosity means a great deal. It was a real pleasure to be back in school last week and I hope you all had a fabulous half-term break. I cannot believe just how much we achieved last half term! So many vital steps were taken that will make such a massive difference to our school’s long term future! This term, I will be looking to see the emerging signs of impact.
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Well, what an exciting week we’ve had! The rains came…. and then they came again – but it couldn’t wash away our spirits! It was all a bit surreal on Tuesday afternoon last week, when we had to ask your parents to pick you up a little bit early, due to the flooding! I have never seen anything like the floods that I saw in the surrounding villages of Rosliston and Walton this past week. I was out on a safeguarding course with another Headteacher but Mrs Weston kept me in the loop all the way through it. The truth is, storms do come and go. Rain storms are pretty inconvenient for sure! Wet hair, wet shoes, we do our PE lessons inside and the roads are always gridlocked but it is all about how we respond to these storms that counts! Courage, resilience and tenacity will always see us through – however inconvenient or unexpected something is. However challenging a situation is for us all! This is my theme for this week’s blog.
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I have been a very happy Headteacher this week, having had lots of children come and knock on my door with fantastic work. In last week’s blog I talked about getting down to work and focusing on the hard task ahead and it is great that so many of you have took this message on board.
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We’ve had a really enjoyable first few weeks back in school, getting to know our teachers and becoming familiar with new expectations and routines. It always takes a few weeks to settle ourselves after a summer break. There are so many new things to learn when we change year group! However, as we enter the final week of September, now is the time to focus and get down to some hard work.
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Another week passes and another step closer we are to realising our school vision. For those parents who have been with us a few years now, you will know just how hard we have worked to move our school forward and to make the necessary improvements in all areas to deliver our long term goals. Whether it is improvements to teaching in the classroom, the investment in resources, changing attitudes and mindsets or making material improvements around the school site, I am passionate about keeping our school at the cutting edge.
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It has been a great first week back in school and it has been nice to see all of the children looking incredibly smart in their school uniforms. A warm welcome also, to our new families – the new reception children have all started tremendously well and we are pleased with how they are settling in to life at our school. I have had the difficult task of getting to know lots of new names this week but I think I am doing pretty well so far!
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Another year is at its end and it is the ideal time to take stock and look back on our achievements, and at just how far we’ve come this year. All Headteachers have a vision for the school they lead and I’m no different. A vision takes time to realise – it takes tenacity, hard work, resilience, dedication and an improvement culture over several years. In smaller schools, this is often against a backdrop of tighter finances and reduced funding. Over the past few weeks, we can all take heart in our success, and let this success serve as a useful reminder that we are very much on the right path!
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What a week it has been! This week has been a really successful advert for our school with awe and wonder a-plenty and lots of memorable activities to round off our school year. Thank you to all staff, parents and volunteers for your support in making it happen! This week has been about giving our children the tools to be a success in the future. It has been about bringing everybody together. It has been about raising aspirations and ambitions. And it has been about engagement and enjoyment!
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It is arguably, the most famous quote of the 20th century! Made by a man who fulfilled his dream in becoming America’s 35th President. Despite being up against the odds. This week, with the events we have on in school, the powerful words of President J.F.K and the example he set in fulfilling his lifetime ambition, will not be far from our thoughts! His words ring true in so many respects.
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Well – what a June we are having! Rain, rain and more rain! Our annual Sports Day had to be cancelled this week due to the downpour but we are not going to let it move us off course. Showers come and go but we have two choices – we can wait for the showers to pass or we can learn to dance in the rain! This is very much my theme for this week’s blog.
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