Reflections on the Week...
Good afternoon Parents and Carers,
Our school value for next month is pride and I have seen a lot of that this week in our children and our staff team at school. Interviews for the new Headteacher successfully took place this week and the governors have appointed someone who will continue the journey that we are all on. I have had the pleasure of meeting the successful candidate and I already know that she is passionate about learning, about children and about the future of our school and I am sure that the school will be in good hands this coming September. Interview days are always challenging for all involved, but what has come back to me from that day is how proud the children and staff are of our school and what we do here each day. We hosted a KS1 Sports Event on the school field on Tuesday morning with five schools in attendance and I was lucky enough to be able to see some of it. The commitment on the faces of our participants and the enjoyment that they were getting from taking part made me smile and gave me a great sense of pride. Our cricketers were in action on Monday and Mr Sinclair tells me that the positive attitude that they took with them into that game and the continued effort that they showed throughout made him proud.
There are a lot of positives here at Wymondley for us all to be proud of, but that is only because we never believe that the job is fully done and there are always ways in which we can further develop all aspects of the school.
As we journey into the next half term I will be establishing a Race, Culture and Equality Committee for the school. I would like this committee to be made up of parents, staff, governors, as well as myself, and to meet on a half termly basis. We live in a country rich in different cultures and family heritages and we need to learn from each other to ensure that our school community is as equal as it can be. Further details will follow next week and I will welcome any of our parents who would like to join the committee to further improve all aspects of equality in our school.
One of the reasons that we are so proud of our school is our strong staff team and Mrs Taylor has been such a key part of that for the last seven years. She has seen the school through many challenges and changes, but the lure of travel and adventure is too much for her to turn down! I am sure that you will join me in wishing her the very best for the future and in thanking her for her complete dedication and service. On a personal note, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent working with Mrs Taylor and will miss her greatly, but knowing that she is off to see the world brings a smile to my face! We will all try to make sure that her final three days next week are good days to remember!
I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!