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The Head’s reflections on the week

Posted: 28th January 2022

This morning was Open Morning, and I was proud of the way our school presented itself to visitors. Everyone looked very smart, and lovely manners were on display. Years 7 and 8 did a great job leading tours of the school; their poise and eloquence were much praised by our visitors. It is hard to give an impression of all that we are under Covid restrictions, but I am very confident that our visitors this morning came away impressed by your children. By this I mean not just the excellent learning and lessons on display, but their care for each other and the atmosphere our community exudes.

Within that community, I am not the only one to have heard much about the Parents’ Association Spring Fairs, without having attended one. I am delighted to let you know that plans are already well underway for their first event in over two years, to take place on Saturday 19th March. More details, and pictures from previous events to give you a flavour, are on page 7. Put the date in your diary and I hope to see many of you there, by which time the ongoing situation will hopefully be much improved.

I would like to draw your attention to a new feature of the Newsletter, the Online Safety Information on page 5. Each week, Ms Laatz and Mr Groves will post useful advice and links. The internet is an incredibly useful educational tool, but our children are taught from a very young age that it is like a road – very useful and yet very dangerous if you do not take the proper care when using it.

There is a great variety of classroom activity on display in this week’s Newsletter; from Year 1 working with money in Maths, Mindfulness yoga in Year 2, Year 7 working in Google Classroom in Geography, and 8H tackling a contentious moral issue from last week’s news.

Ms E Lyle, Head

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