From the Desk of the Headteacher

DSC 1192Update (29th June 2017):

A very interesting article titled 'Our national failings begin in the nursery' (Emma Duncan) discusses how early-years education holds a clue to the puzzle of why Britain is so much less productive than other rich countries.

The full article can be accessed in the referenced link below.

Emma Duncan. 2017. Our national failings begin in the nursery. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/our-national-failings-begin-in-the-nursery-w3lznkl2q. [Accessed 29 June 2017].

June 2017

June is a time of warmth and sunshine and this month our special value is Creativity! Last week we shared some of our exciting work from Arts week and this week we are focused on the key creative aspect of scientific learning, with some amazing science experiments, involving rockets, balloons, electricity, dyes and heat sensors.

I was fortunate enough to attend a National Leaders in Education conference last week with a variety of well known figures from the media and sport talking about what qualities leaders show. Among these speakers was James Kerr who wrote a well-known book called Legacy, which talks about what the All Blacks rugby team from New Zealand can bring to us. Here James Kerr talks about how the All Blacks concept of humility is a crucial aspect in how they conduct themselves. It is well worth looking at on “you tube” and will be something we will be sharing with our children in the next few weeks.

This week children that have shown our core values of care, consideration and courtesy will be taking part in a special “duck tour” of famous London sights.

It appears that we will be having some warm summer weather, with children looking forward to the events in the last six weeks of term. As I mentioned in my last “Desk of the HT” the election will certainly bring interesting times with probably many new agendas at the educational table. We hope that the promised financial budget cuts of up to 20% over the next five years, will not have an impact on the opportunities we provide. We will, I expect, be living in interesting times.

We welcome all our parents and families to our Summer events - Beauty and the Beast at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Summer Fete, Laze on the Lawn, Sports Day and Swimming Gala. 

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