Head teacher blog May 10th 2019
We have squeezed a great deal into just four cold and wet days this week at school.
Year 1 enjoyed a visiting animal workshop, learning about a range of exotic creatures. Year 3 had a soggy trip to beautiful Harlow Carr Gardens to learn more about plants and Year 4 were visited by a Viking! Year 5 have been mountain biking at Otley Chevin in preparation for residential in a couple of weeks’ time.
Year 2 have started their relatively informal SATs tests and Year 6 have their more formal SATs next week. Staff and children have worked hard and we hope and expect them to do well, but the children aren’t defined by whether they do or don’t reach the expected standards. The most important thing is that the children have made good progress from their various starting points, have taken part in a broad and balanced curriculum and have developed into confident, kind and engaged young people.
Finally, there is some exciting and sad news for two of our senior members of staff. Miss Hutchinson is relocating to Liverpool and has secured a leadership position in a school over there and Mr Cooke has secured a headship of another Leeds school and will be leaving us in the summer after 16 years at Farfield. Both move on in their careers with our very best wishes and thanks for their fabulous contributions to our school. An advert for a new SENCO to work across the school is currently being advertised, and a recruitment for a new deputy headteacher will take place later this year.