The Magic Breakfast has got off to a fantastic start this week, over 200 students went through on Thursday. The quality of the food is good and it is free. We are looking for a new approach to our extra-curricular work this year and this is one example. At the moment a list of all clubs and activities is being compiled, more news to follow.
Open Evening is taking place this week. If you have a child in year 6, or knows someone who is coming please note that places on a tour to see the new building are ‘first come first served’. The only way to guarantee a tour is by booking a place on one of the Open Mornings. I have visited 13 primary schools this week, and hope we have a good turnout.
I imagine there is a lot of interest about our OFSTED report. As soon as I have details to send you I will do so.
First of all I would like to thank all students and families for their support during the OFSTED inspection this week. The students were a wonderful credit to you and the school.
The outcomes of the inspection will not be known for a few weeks. I have been given an indication, but the report has yet to be written or the initial outcomes confirmed. Information I have shared with staff is confidential and OFSTED take a very strict line on this.
Some of you might have seen something in the media from the Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, about no-notice inspections taking place in September as a result of concerns raised. Our inspection was not one of those. I took the phone call notifying us of inspection from the lead inspector at 12.15pm on Tuesday, this is standard procedure. A no-notice inspection is when the inspectors turn up at 8am on the day without any advance notice; I can assure you that some notice is much better than none. When I am able to let you know more about the outcomes, I will do so.
I am absolutely delighted with the start of term this year. There has been a very noticeable change in attitudes to learning and desire for success. It is palpable on the gate in the morning and when going round the school during the day. As things stand, something has definitely clicked into place. New lunchtime arrangements are working well.
The first QK sign is now up on the new building on the Marlborough Hill side, a very exciting development.
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