Headteacher’s Blog

Thank you for making this week’s sports days so much fun! Thankfully the weather held out for each sports day (almost, for EYFS!) and pupils across the school had fun competing with and against their classmates, in a range of events. Pupils had a great time and participated well. They were very well supported and cheered on  – thank you families! The house points have been carefully counted and added to the totals so far. The grand house point totals and winning house will be announced next week.

Parenting When Separated Programme
The Parenting When Separated Programme is for parents who are preparing for, going through, or have gone through a separation or divorce. It is a six-week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive, as well as coping successfully themselves. The course is free to attend and you can be referred by a professional or parents can self-refer.

We are aware that the parking around Bowmansgreen has again become an issue for drivers, pedestrians and neighbours. Please ensure that you park safely and considerately on the roads around school, following the parking restrictions. There have been several accidents in recent weeks, including crashes into parked cars. The parking restrictions have been put in place to help keep our school community safe and they do make a difference when they are followed.

Tomorrow, your child will find out their new class for next year. They will meet their new class staff and spend some time in the new classroom. We appreciate that it will be a very daunting time for some pupils and they will worry about what next year will be like for them. We will try our best to reassure and prepare all pupils for this transition and know that some will take longer to accept the change and settle into their new classes. Parents and carers, you will also receive confirmation of your child’s new class, tomorrow. Year 6 pupils will spend tomorrow at their new secondary schools. Very exciting!

As is often the case at the end of a school year, we have a number of staff leaving Bowmansgreen this term. We will be saying goodbye to Miss Roux, Miss Choudhry and Mr Regan, who will be  leaving us at the end of term. I am sure that you will join me in thanking all three for their hard work and commitment to the children, staff and Bowmansgreen school community and wishing Miss Roux, Miss Choudhry and Mr Regan the very best of luck and happiness for the future.

Our final curriculum evening of the year takes place tomorrow, 3 – 4pm and 6 – 7pm. Pupils have been busy creating art, design and technology masterpieces, to share with you. It would be lovely to see you there!