Privilege and responsibility

Last week we held our meeting for parents whose children are starting school in September. This meeting is always one of the highlights of the year for me, as they provide an opportunity to meet the parents of those children who will be the future of the school. It is remarkable to think that they will leave our school in 2025 and are very likely to enjoy the 22nd century and whilst there are many things that are uncertain about the future, the importance of having an outstanding education is likely to remain vital. It is our privilege and responsibility to be an essential part of the journey and to make each day count. As I have said on many occasions, the children will only have their first day at school once and we must make every day count.

Whilst looking forward it is also the time of the year for some reflection and review of the year. During the last week I have read many of the children’s reports for the year and it is clear just how well the teaching staff know the children, recognise their achievements, and just as importantly highlight the next steps for their learning.

Last week our year 4 children went to the Living Rainforest. Following their visit I received an email from a member of the public commenting on the children’s outstanding behaviour, both to her and also her very young daughter. It was clear that our Year 4 children were outstanding ambassadors for our school.