I cannot believe that my first year is coming to an end so quickly. You know what they say about fun and time flying!
We have ended our year with a tremendous sports day. The children took part in collaborative sports during the morning and we were joined for a picnic lunch by Mums, Dads, siblings and Grandparents. The afternoon encompassed the usual sorts of competitive races but also included, at the children’s request, a long distance race which took them off site and around the park. It was a tense moment as we watched them disappear through the gate – despite the marshals around the route – we did not know what to expect! Then in true Chariots of Fire style, the athletes returned, now somewhat spread out, through the gates and along the finishing straight. It was a truly momentous day, enjoyed by everyone.
Many of you may know that the school has had a visit from Ofsted in the last two weeks. Whilst the report is not yet public, I am delighted to say that the Inspectors were most impressed with many areas of the school and also the community of which the School is a part.
They were full of praise for the pupils and their obvious pride in their school, the parents and church members that come in and assist with so many things and the mutual assistance the school and village give to each other. My continued thanks to all of you for your part in this.
This Inspection was closely followed by the Statutory Inspection of us as a Church School. This inspector was also very impressed with the spiritual development of the pupils in school and the opportunities presented to and by the school for working with the you all in the village. Whilst we all feel a little tired after two inspections, the processes was very professional and extremely worthwhile.
staffing news –
Mrs Welton has decided to move to part time from September to spend more time with her young family. We welcome David Herlihy to the Brightwell staff team. Both will share class 4, working two and half days a week each.
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