Headteacher’s Blog

It has been a very busy couple of weeks at Bowmansgreen! It has been lovely to see families back on-site, supporting their children at a range of school events, some of which have not taken place for the last three years.

Happy Birthday Bowmansgreen! Our 70th birthday picnic was made very special by family and friends joining us for the afternoon. Pupils had great fun at the disco – thank you Mr Major, for your super DJ-ing skills and keeping pupils entertained all afternoon.

MJ the Modern Shaolin delivered a motivational talk to the whole school, about his journey to China, Kung Fu and his Shaolin experience. He was joined on stage by our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils who have been training with him at the Shaolin Temple. It was great to see how far the pupils have come and what they have learnt since beginning their training. Well done, children. You should be very proud of yourselves!

Sports days were such fun! Thank you families, for coming out to cheer on your children during these events. We have some very talented, sporting stars of the future at Bowmansgreen and it was great to see all pupils taking part and having fun. The EYFS sports day finished with an adults’ race or two! We clearly have lots of talented parents and carers too! Thank you for being such good sports and getting involved.

Last Thursday, we held our final curriculum evening of the year, the first one with families in attendance. Pupils had been busy planning and creating individual and class pieces of jubilee art which was displayed in our impromptu, outdoor gallery. Thank you to everyone who came to either of the sessions – we hope you enjoyed it.

This year, we will be saying farewell to a number of staff across the school. Miss Gell and Miss McShane are leaving our support staff team; Mrs Gritz, Miss Hancock, Miss Kay and Miss Wynne are leaving the class teaching team; and Mr Wilson and Mrs Neo are leaving the school’s Senior Leadership Team. I know that you will join me in thanking them all for their hard work and commitment to the Bowmansgreen school community and wishing them the best of luck and happiness for the future.

As well as staff leavers, at this time of year we always say goodbye to some families across the school, and our fantastic Year 6 pupils who finish their primary school education. Year 6 will share their leavers’ assembly with their family members on Friday and then start their summer holidays, slightly earlier than the rest of us. If you are leaving the Bowmansgreen School community on Friday, we wish you well and the best of luck for the future.

Mr Sanders has not left! He is recovering from an operation on his knee and will hopefully be back, fully recovered, next term.

If anyone has been growing sunflowers for the District Schools in Bloom competition, please could you send any photos and measurements to the school office – via admin@ – during the next couple of days so that we can forward the details before the holidays. Look after them during the summer, as more measurements will be taken in September.

Please remember to send your child into school tomorrow with a bag so that they can bring home their books, contents of their trays and any other belongings before the summer.