Headteacher blog 25th November 2016
This week we have had a successful Safeguarding Audit carried out by the Integrated Safeguarding Unit of Leeds City Council. Safeguarding is such a core part of our work and is everyone’s responsibility. Our hive slogan ‘Be Safe’ applies to adults as well as children in school and a refreshed PSHE curriculum being implemented this year should also help provide our pupils with the skills, knowledge and resilience needed for modern life.
Years 3 and 6 (one class so far) have been on trips this week: to the Bradford Media Museum and the Leeds City Museum respectively. We also had Year 5 attend an Outdoor and Adventurous Activity afternoon during that horrendous weather on Monday afternoon; for most children, the rain and the mud seemed to enhance the experience! We breed them tough at Farfield…
This week has also seen us working very closely with colleagues at Farsley Westroyd and Farsley Springbank Primary Schools. On Wednesday, all the teachers got together in year group teams to look at each other’s maths books and planning and share good practice. Today, headteachers from these schools joined with me, one of our assistant headteachers and School Improvement Advisor to evaluate a range of practice across our school (we will reciprocate for them later in the school year). It is hugely valuable to get feedback from new pairs of professional eyes and ears and we had a really interesting morning.
Finally, our U11 football team competed in a ‘Road to Wembley’ competition on Thursday. They played nine games and finished second in a league of ten. They now go on to the city finals as the Leeds West runners-up. Well done boys!