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Term One, Week Seven

Half-term already! How times flies when you are having fun and being busy!  There are so many changes on the way that teachers are having to attend many meetings, training and updates at this time. As a school that believes in life-long learning, it’s important that children know we are learners too. This week all the teachers attended a…

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Term One, Week Six

The question of how much to tell parents about the detail of school life can sometimes be at odds with the need present simply and clearly the successes of the school. This dilemma was thrown into focus this week by the matter of school finance. The truth is that expectation about what the school can do is rising, fuelled…

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Term One, Week Five

Another complicated week, but a significant one for many reasons which will become apparent soon. I’m sure being cryptic isn’t helpful, but work continues ‘behind the scenes’ even when it appears that not a lot is happening! Year 6 have worked to build several bookcases which were needed by the school – not in lesson time but in…

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Term One, Week Three

Assembly started and finished on time! All the bookbags were ready to go, stuffed full of numerous letters and forms, and our scarecrow for the annual village festival is outside now. Well done Class 3 for your excellent work on this project. Resplendent in his Union Jack trunks, the straw-and-sacking Tom Daley is captured mid-dive…

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Term One, Week Two

The best laid plans… When the Government has a great idea, like the Schools Information Regulations 2012, I think that they tend to forget small primaries, where heads have teaching commitments, and consider secondary schools only, where it seems to me there is greater capacity to enact the latest requirements. We are well on the…

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Term One, Week One

I’m so grateful to the staff for the extra hours they have all put in to making the school fit for a really good start back for the children. The classrooms, with their new carpets (thank you, Music Festival grant) look fabulous! Reception children had a magical first few days with Miss Allen, the new Class…