Headteacher Blog 9th November
I hope that all our Hindu and Sikh families had an enjoyable Diwali this week.
In school we have been looking at ‘Behaviour and Engagement’: dropping into classes and observing standards of behaviour and pupils’ commitment to their learning. What we have observed has been very positive. Children are working hard and are typically being ‘active learners’. The atmosphere in the classrooms is warm and inclusive. Those children who have additional or special educational needs are well catered for and where those difficulties might relate to Social and Emotional Health Needs, instances of difficult behaviour are managed well.
We had a full governors’ meeting this week. It was a productive and positive meeting but finished particularly late for a few governors who did some additional time around a pay issue. I am very grateful for the governors’ time, expertise and commitment to the school: they are all volunteers and unsung heroes as far as I am concerned! We never have any problem recruiting good governors but I know that many other schools, typically in some of our more challenging areas of the city, have more difficulty. If you would like to volunteer to be a governor here (when a vacancy arises) or at another school, visit the Leeds City Council website to find out more about the role and how to apply: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-governors