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Christmas Craft Fayre 2019

December 24, 2019 Christmas Craft Fayre The Christmas Craft Fayre is a highlight of the school year and one of my favourite days.  This year we tried to build on our school drive for sustainability, with many products being made from natural or recycled materials.   Unless you are a member of staff, you could not possibly imagine the…
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Community Week 2019

November 01, 2019 This year, in addition to our weekly Newsletter, I will be doing a half-termly Head Teacher’s Blog, focused on our themed topic – for Autumn 1, Community Week. The rationale behind Community Week is to engage with our local and wider community, in a variety of ways, enabling the children to see their role within…
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Chair of Governors’ Update (Easter 2019)

April 29, 2019 Governors made many visits into school last term; learning walks in the classroom, as well as monitoring health and safety and finance policies. Our other main task was for admissions, with governors coming in to rank all the applications for places in September. As I mentioned in my update before Christmas, the policy for 2020/21…
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January 2019

February 04, 2019 My apologies for the delay to the end and start of term blogs. However, the facility to upload blogs has been down, whilst our website providers updated our host. As you are aware, it has been an eventful start to the new term!  I am delighted to say that everyone is now in school, getting…
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Chair of Governors’ Update (Christmas 2018)

January 30, 2019 Governors have had a busy autumn term with meetings of all committees, and two meetings of the full Governing Board. As is typical for this term the main focus has been a review of last year's outcomes, in terms of both the school's financial position and the data from pupils' summer assessments. The financial challenges…
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End of Term

January 30, 2019 It is wonderful to write a blog where the whole week has been one incredible, special event! Every year we try to learn from and build on the one before, so I am delighted to say that this Christmas Craft Fayre was the best one yet! The learning which went on in the build-up was…
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14th December 2018

December 14, 2018 Special Events This week we entered the second week of Advent. The second advent Candle is the ‘Bethlehem Candle’ which symbolises faith, reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. It has been wonderful to see the children expressing their faith through art, in so many different ways this week. Last Friday afternoon many…
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7th December 2018

December 07, 2018 This has been a thrilling week in school, with a real buzz and excitement in the air as we start the countdown to Christmas! Special Events Veritas League Finals On Wednesday we hosted the first ever Veritas League Final, with teams from Years 5 and 6 competing against Abbots Langley, Tanners Wood and Divine Saviour.…
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November 2018

November 29, 2018 Special EventsCommunity WeekSince the start of the new academic year, the children have taken part in a whole host of special events within the school.Community Week is a wonderful opportunity for us to put our faith into action and live out our Mission Statement, ‘Be who God created you to be and you will set…
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24th April 2018

April 23, 2018 So, it has been quite some time since my last post, as we have been working with our website developer to make the format more user-friendly in response to your communication feedback. Communication Our new Communication Policy has been uploaded to the website, under Parents’ Area/Policies.  Following feedback from a range of stakeholders, communication will…
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