Headteacher blog 29th March 2019
It’s the end of a busy term and the sun is shining: heralding the coming of spring and longer, warmer days. The children have enjoyed the good weather and the use of the grounds. I particularly liked the Y4 Rock Club that has been set up by the children around the spoil heap from the installation of playground equipment last summer – rubble has never been so exciting!
Earlier this week, we welcomed almost all parents into school for Parents’ Evening. I heard nothing but positive feedback although I did meet with some families around concerns about new government expectations around Relationships and Sex Education. Our planning and programme is well established and won’t be changing in the short term. I will write on this subject in a forthcoming newsletter, but parents can be assured that if they do have an objection to the content, there is still the option to withdraw their child from certain lessons. It is compulsory for schools to teach some of these lessons, not the children to be in those lessons. Having said that, my strong preference is for all children to be in all of the lessons.
Other highlights this week include Y3 on the No. 72 to Leeds to visit the Egyptian gallery at Leeds City Museum, an inclusive tennis event and this morning’s very well-attended Chickens event in Year 1. Looking at the children’s Chicken books, the standards of writing were impressive for 5 and 6 year olds and the subject matter seems, once again, to be really engaging.
School closes today for two weeks. I hope that the children and staff have a great break; they have worked hard and deserve their time off. Very best wishes also go to Mrs Kumar who starts her maternity leave tomorrow: such an exciting next chapter in her life!