Well – this has been a week like no other! As you will be aware, we had our first OFTSED inspection for nearly 14 years on Tuesday and Wednesday. I would like to say how proud I am of all of our children and thank you for the support we received during the inspection. I am not able to share the outcome of the inspection just yet but am hoping the report will be ready within a month and I will share this with you as soon as it arrives!

It was great to hear that so many of you managed to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher at our virtual parents’ evening. If you didn’t manage to speak with anyone or you ever want to discuss your child’s progress, please do contact the office and I know our staff will make arrangements to meet with you.

It seems like ages ago now but our ‘hello yellow’ day was a roaring success. As you know, we feel it is extremely important to teach about mental health as well as physical health and being healthy in both body and mind is one of our core school values.  I would like to thank you all for your kind donations for such a worthy charity.

I’m writing this message through some rather tired eyes after spending the night at Nell Bank with our Year 5 children, but I can honestly say I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I am so glad that we were finally able to take the children as they should have gone last year when we went into the lockdown. It was such a wonderful trip and the children were all great ambassadors for our school. In fact, the instructors told us that we are their favourite school and gave all the children a free water bottle to take home with them! We will be visiting Nell Bank again with our Year 4 children later in the year where I know we will continue to make an impression on the instructors.

Tonight, we see the return of our favourite event of the year- the Halloween disco. A huge thanks needs to go to FOGS and our staff for making this event possible: we know that all the children are going to have such an amazing time.

That leaves me to wish you all a lovely half term break. Watch out for our amazing artwork and sculptures that will be placed along the ‘Greetland Ghostly Ginnel Trail’ on Saturday 30th October. Please do post pictures to Seesaw when you spot our work.

Mrs Crowther