Head teacher blog 5th June 2015
It has been a quiet week at Farfield: Year 6 have been on residential! After Year 5’s successful residential in the Yorkshire Dales in the week prior to half term, Year 6 have enjoyed a largely sunny week in Northumberland walking Hadrian’s Wall and learning about the Romans. Our girls’ cricket team enjoyed a cricket tournament on Thursday and our U9 football team have had a day at the John Charles Centre today. The PTA met on Wednesday to continue planning the grand Farfield Camp-Over on June 20th with a record number of tents already booked in. Governors met on Thursday to finally agree our budget for the next three years; some big savings (equivalent to about 3% per annum) are having to made due to changes in the funding formula and increases to employer NI contributions from 2016.
I returned to work this week after 8 working days off following an incident with a car on my cycle journey to work. I would like to thank all the children, staff, governors and parents for their messages, cards and gifts – it is much appreciated. I am feeling much better and I am hugely indebted to my helmet for preventing much more serious injury and, perversely, the driver of the car for not having been speeding when the incident occurred. There is a huge difference between being hit at, perhaps, 20 mph and being hit at 30 or 40mph. Please do respect the 20mph speed limits around school.