So I mentioned last week how my diary was relatively clear and how, after the manic week we had last week, I should be able to approach the Christmas break in a reasonably calm way. Oh dear! How wrong could […]
My goodness, what a week! How we managed to fit everything in we had planned, particularly after the general election forced us to do it in four days as opposed to five is testament to the great staff team and […]
Can I start by thanking the Friends’ Association and all who supported the Christmas Fair at Highbury last Saturday. It was lovely to see many of you there, enjoying the activities whilst raising funds for both Highbury and Whitehill. I […]
It is amazing how much work I can get done when there are no pupils and no staff in school. I have sorted emails, planned staff meetings and drunk far too much coffee, whilst listening to Classic FM. In addition, […]
I finished last week’s blog wondering how much sleep we would all get at the Year 5 Space Sleepover. The short answer? Not much! It was a great evening however and the Year 5 team worked really hard to ensure […]
“I am pretty good at sizing up culture. I observed a great one at your school which showed high expectations, kindness, professionalism and a complete understanding of the larger purpose and responsibility of developing students for success in all parts […]
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term. It’s probably quite cliché to say so, but it feels like we haven’t been away. I do hope, however, that you all had a chance to spend some quality time […]
We’ve made it! Eight-week half terms are always tough and the staff and pupils are certainly ready to down tools and have a few days of rest and relaxation. That being said, in the last five days we have kept […]
Happy Anniversary to us! There can only be one place to start this week’s blog and that is with the celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary since the opening of the school on the 15th October 1969. We had already […]
It’s been a very different week for me but it is certainly business as usual for the pupils; and by that I mean plenty to celebrate both in the classroom, on the sports pitches and through the other opportunities in […]
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