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Principal’s Blog – 20th March 2016

Principal’s Blog – 20th March 2016

Have you ever wanted to slow down time?

There has been so much happening in the last fortnight, it has just passed in a whirl and there is no time to reflect and enjoy.

We started with Monday and a St Patrick’s day assembly. On Tuesday we enjoyed an Easter based singing assembly. Wednesday saw the Recorder festival at the Woodville Halls for 30 of our children – thank you Mrs Collings. On Thursday Mrs Pooley visited Key Stage 2 to tell us about the Digital World of Work – a fascinating insight into the opportunities and varied skills required. The final report for Ofsted was available for us to release for parents and carers– and we wasted no time in letting you know the outcome – which was a truly amazing Outstanding judgement. Friday was Foundation Stage assembly – a charming retelling of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ followed by ‘Sports Relief’. Everyone enjoyed running their mile around the field – including the adults. Thank you for the cakes which were very popular at the end of the day and helped raise even more money for good causes – and thank you to Mrs Creed, Mrs Fewell and the School Council for all their work in organising the day.

On a personal note, Mrs Lambourne and I attended the Directors’ meeting of Leigh Academies to discuss the Ofsted outcome and where to my utter surprise I was presented with the most beautiful engraved crystal bowl. For once I was speechless – which, lets face it, is unusual.

But it didn’t stop there.

On Saturday our Football team played in a tournament in Gravesend – and were the winners! They did not let in a goal all day. Mr Dutton took the Hughes Trophy out of our Trophy Cabinet in preparation to hand it over to possible new winners and ended up bringing it back to Hartley. Thank you to the team, their parents for their support, Mrs Fewell and Mr Dutton.

What a week!

Mrs Adams is making a good recovery and many of you will have seen her popping in and out of school just to keep in touch and Mrs Lambourne will be back with us on Monday – possibly for slightly shorter days until she is completely recovered.

Last Monday coming up…. its going to be a tricky week ahead.

Enjoy Easter Bunny hunting – and enjoy having your children with you for the Easter break.

Lorraine Hollingworth