Headteacher’s Message – 7.12.17

Key Stage One has been extremely busy this week! Especially for Father Christmas, the Jolly Postman and Mr Rushforth! Your children have sung, entertained and really shone during their Christmas performances and judging by their huge grins, they have thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Thank you for supporting your children with costumes and learning their lines. They looked and sounded great!
We are really sorry that we had to change the seating expectations for the KS1 performances at such late notice. The fire safety regulations that we were recently reminded of relate to the amount of chairs we can have in the school hall if there are people also sitting on the floor. With the safety of your children our priority, we know the decision to limit seats was unhelpfully late and unpopular but we hope you understand that it was necessary. We are already thinking about how to prevent this from being an issue next year.
Thank you to the parents who attended this week’s parent workshop. Pastor Adrian Woods provided information about how to access free, independent legal advice as well as the support available to local residents from the Churches Together foodbank. If you have any time or donations to give to the foodbank, Adrian would love to hear from you via email: Debbie Stewart shared some tips and suggestions about looking after our own well-being, especially during this busy festive period. Please see Debbie’s top tips for managing stress over Christmas, attached to this newsletter.
These workshops have become a really worthwhile and well-supported part of our work with parents. Please look out for the timetable of spring workshops from Mrs Manly and Mrs Stanley. Next week is the final parent workshop of 2017. Please come and join us for a cup of tea, a mince pie and share your thoughts and suggestions about future workshops.
Today was the final celebration assembly of 2017 and as always it was a pleasure to celebrate the successes and achievements of our fantastic pupils. Today that included congratulating super swimmers Leila, Jack and Lola who all took part in a local championship last weekend. Well done!