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Week Ending 21st July 2017

This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:

Archie – Year 3 – for incredible writing.


Diary of the week:

I cannot believe that this is my final full week in school! So much to do and so many exciting things planned.  It started on Monday with the Beauvale’s Got Talent (BGT) auditions for the final next week!  I only popped in for a sneak preview, as I was in a meeting, but it looks like it will be a great show.  In the afternoon, we had a run through of the graduation ceremony for the year 6 children.  They are doing so well and again, I think it will be a super show.  On Monday evening, we had our final full governing body meeting.  It was a little emotional for me, to be involved in discussions about September.  I have every confidence that Mrs Bate will continue to take the school from strength to strength.

The governors’ awards were held on Tuesday morning, where each teachers nominated a child.  Some of the reason for the nominations were fabulous.  It was a super event and great to see so many parents there.  Tuesday afternoon saw the class swap and the ‘meet the teacher’ events ready for September.  I had a jolly good sing-a-long in the hall with the children, whilst parents had the chance to chat.  At the strategic meeting on Tuesday evening, we made decisions about the key issue for the school improvement plan for next year.  It is always one of my favourite meetings, where we take stock of where we are and plan for the future.

Parents’ Evening on Wednesday was another success.  The detailed reports meant that some of you didn’t feel the need to attend, which is absolutely fine.

Thursday saw the ‘Toddard party’ take control following their election at the beginning of June.  They did a great assembly and I tried to wind them up when they were on office duty, unfortunately, they recognised my voice!


The football match between the football team and the staff also took place on Thursday.  Some of the male teachers were getting a little competitive and they tried to leave the female staff out!  We were having none of that!  Despite a wet morning, the game went ahead.  The first ten minutes were quiet with the first section finishing nil nil.  The second section included 2 goals from the staff.  I was then put in goal and scored a fabulous home goal, making the score 2:1.  This gave the kids all the inspiration that they needed and the score line change to 2:2 then 3:2 finishing up with a fabulous draw at 3:3.  The rest of the school then invaded the pitch in a really magical moment!


The school choir did a lovely concert to parents at 4pm on Thursday evening, the end to a lovely day.


Today has been my party day – the children, staff, governors and my family have been very secretive, but what a lovely afternoon it was!  It was great to play the wedding march for Miss McKellar as we send her off to marry Mr Ryan Savage.  I am sure that you will join with me in wishing her all the very best.  The party was followed by Mrs Tantum’s retirement party, which was also great.  It really was lovely to see so many old friends.


I will write my final blog before I leave on Tuesday, but in the meantime, I wish you all a super weekend.