Headteacher’s Message – 02.03.18

Thank you for bearing with us this week, through what has been a very unpredictable and bitterly cold few days. It is always difficult to pre-empt and react efficiently to ever-changing weather forecasts and we appreciate that we won’t have been able to fully accommodate everybody’s family, work and childcare arrangements but we hope that we have not caused too much uncertainty or inconvenience.
Despite yesterday’s freezing temperatures, lots of children and staff came to school dressed as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book day. Thank you parents for your support in ensuring that your children looked fantastic! Photos will follow in next week’s newsletter.
On Wednesday, the NSPCC led assemblies with all pupils and staff as part of their ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme. Pupils were introduced to the NSPCC mascot Buddy and learnt about their rights as children: to speak out and be heard, to be safe and to get help when they need it. They were also reminded about the trusted adults they can turn to when worried and were taught the childline number: 08001111.
Next week, we are supporting National Careers week with a range of visitors and demonstrations across the school, focused on informing pupils about a range of jobs and careers and raising their aspirations. Many of you have volunteered your time to help inspire our pupils which is much appreciated and we hope that you enjoy your time with us. Follow this link to find out more about this national event. We look forward to seeing what your children will be dressed-up in as their future selves in their chosen careers on Friday.
DSPL is a partnership approach where parents, carers, staff and external professionals work together to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community. Bowmansgreen is part of DSPL7. The DSPL7 website provides valuable information and signposts parents to a range of resources, particularly around supporting children and young people with their social, mental, emotional health and SEND. I would encourage you to take a look, by following the link below: