Whilst there are lots more exciting things than an Ofsted inspection, it was extremely exciting to have been judged as outstanding; one of only a handful of schools that have changed their judgment to the maximum in recent years. The report was extremely positive and reflected all the hard work that the whole school community puts into giving the children the best possible education we can. We are very ambitious about what we can achieve as a school community and hope to continue to make big strides forward.
Each year, performances at Christmas and in the summer stun me with the quality and enthusiasm shown. The Year 3/4 version of Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk was full of joy!
We have such a dedicated staff group that we have been able to run three residential experiences per year for the last 5 years. It is clear just how much the children benefit and, travelling with Year 6 to France last year was certainly one of my highlights. They were a delight to take because of their excellent behaviour and their eagerness to learn.
Year 4 also loved their camping experience whilst Year 5 had a fantastic time, as always, at the Red Ridge outdoor pursuits centre in Welshpool.
Opening our Innovation Lab
Having raised £150, 000 and negotiated very welcome further financial support from the Local Authority, we have been able to build and open our amazing new Innovation Lab. With amazing high tech equipment and plenty of space in which to use it, we now have a great facility to help children to develop their problem solving within the realms of ‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths’. The Lab was officially opened by one of the chief engineers at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Dr Katy Milne, and VIPs from various charities who supported the project were in attendance. The children helped host the event, with our orchestra serenading guests from under the shade of a tree!
We had some great victories this year, winning the Kenilworth schools football tournament, the ‘Flowers Cup’ and also the Year 6 Kenilworth netball competition. Above all though, it’s the way the children represent the school that gives me the most pride. The wide range of sporting opportunities laid on this year by our staff was amazing