Headteacher’s Blog

Our annual Bowmansgreen Reading Festival took place this week. Pupils and staff enjoyed a range of activities to promote and encourage reading for pleasure, including ‘read-ins’ (cosying-up and reading with favourite books, blankets and pillows); buddy reading (reading with a class from a different year group); book swap; and D.E.A.R time (Drop Everything And Read). Each class also received a new dedicated book as a gift for their reading spine box, all books to celebrate and grow empathy.

It is always a pleasure to welcome Anthony Glenn back to Bowmansgreen and Wednesday’s visit, as part of our Reading Festival, was no exception. We were treated to a very special Shaking Up Shakespeare performance of Romeo and Juliet, with a little help from some talented Bowmansgreen actors…


Pupils were also thoroughly entertained by storytelling from Africa and the Caribbean. Come an’ see Anansi, featuring the stories of Anansi the trickster spider, captured pupils’ imagination and certainly caused lots of laughter across the school!

It has been a really enjoyable week and another opportunity to reinforce the importance and power of reading for pleasure. Thank you for sending your children in with their books, blankets and teddies, well-prepared to get involved in their activities. House Competition results will be announced next week. Thank you to Mr Garwood for organising this successful Bowmansgreen Reading Festival.

Please read the attached letter about our recent audit of Blue Badges held by Bowmansgreen families and the decision to limit access to the staff car park.

Please ensure that you walk your child down to the school office if your family is running late in the morning. It is important that any lateness is explained to a member of the office team by a family adult and not the child. We want to ensure that all pupils are at school, on-time, every day and contact with parents and carers is an essential part of this, before patterns of poor attendance or punctuality develop.

Your child may have come home with an envelope this week, notifying you that they have been nominated for a special award. We are very excited to be holding our inaugural Bowmansgreen Awards Evening, at the end of term, to celebrate some of the outstanding learners and role-models across KS1 and KS2.

Next week, families in KS1 are invited to join their children at their story cafés. We look forward to seeing you there!

Enjoy your weekend.