Headteacher’s Blog

This half-term’s value is respect. Assemblies have focused on explaining and promoting this value, including through stories about respecting the planet and understanding and respecting differences in each other. Staff will be on the look-out for examples of pupils demonstrating outstanding acts of respectfulness.

Next week is national Anti-Bullying Week. Pupils have been taking part in anti-bullying workshops, to remind them about the seriousness of bullying and to learn strategies to help prevent and stop bullying. Workshops will continue for the remaining classes, next week. Classes continue to have ongoing, weekly discussions about online safety and how to keep themselves and each other safe, including when faced with situations involving cyberbullying.

Monday is Odd Socks Day, getting the week off to a fun start and launching this year’s Anti-Bullying campaign and message: One Kind Word.

Hertfordshire County Council also launches its Just Talk Week 2021 campaign, next week. This annual, week-long campaign focuses on the importance of talking about how we feel. This year, all events are online and include pre-recorded webinars and a range of live events. Topics covered include: coping with stress and anxiety; mental health and neurodiversity; and managing conflict.

COVID measures and restrictions have regrettably meant that we have not been able to invite family members into school for whole school events, including our popular curriculum evenings. Until we can safely involve the wider school community in these events on-site again, we will do our best to share our curriculum and learning via our school website. Take a look at what your child has been learning in PSHE this term, by visiting your child’s year group page.

Please be reminded that we continue to publish remote learning plans and resources weekly, on the Remote Learning page of our school website.

To help mark Remembrance Day on Thursday, all pupils painted a poppy on a pebble that they then placed in our garden.

Many Bowmansgreen pupils will be taking part in tomorrow’s Remembrance Sunday parade, which sets off from the Caledon Community Centre at 10:40am.