Head’s Blog – 10th November

We have had an extremely busy and exciting week, which I am sure you have heard all about! Both Oak and Willow classes have had Brand new BENQ 4K touch screens installed. The children and staff are thrilled with them and have been put them to use straightaway. One member of staff was heard to squeal the first time she used it! We know that learning will become even more interactive and the iPads that we have will be used more as we will be able to share presentations and work straight into the board at a swipe. What a fabulous way to share What A Good One Looks Like (WAGOLL)!

Items for sale!

As a result of the touch board installation we have 2 projectors that we are selling at £120 each which could be used for the home cinema experience. We also have two, used, long armed brackets (price to be decided) and two (brand new in box) Vision Flat Panel Wall Mount for up to 80″ Displays (Max Weight: 130kg) for £30 each. Please contact me on head@clearwell.gloucs.sch.uk if you are interested. All monies will go into school fund to buy more equipment for your children.


Lest we Forget

Today, we went to the Memorial hall and had a beautiful remembrance service led by Rev. Wearmouth. We were all reminded that war has an impact on lots of people from all cultures, not just soldiers and that there are people suffering from this today.

Bethan read “In Flanders field” and Brooke lay a wreath in memory of the fallen soldiers. The Last Post was played and children were able to respect the 2 minute silence.


You should all have received letters relating to the key dates for this term and a reverse advent letter which identifies the date that your child has been asked to bring in an item for the Forest Food bank. Next week, you will receive a book of 5 raffle tickets to sell for our Christmas Fayre at £1 per ticket – lots of extras are available. Kat Nelson-Brown and the Friends of Clearwell school have got a huge amount of prizes, some of which are listed below:

  • Puzzlewood family ticket
  • Dean Heritage Centre family ticket
  • Krazy Golf family ticket
  • Perrygrove family ticket
  • Perrygrove family ticket for Cider, Sausage and Steam event
  • Go Ape voucher
  • £10 Moot voucher
  • Hunky Dory cafe voucher for two
  • Tudor Farmhouse champagne cream tea for two
  • Sunday carvery at Forest hills golf club
  • The Miners voucher
  • Girls writing set
  • Girls princess pen set
  • Smellie
  • Perfume

There are a large amount of stalls too; it is going to be a good one!

Friends are meeting at 2:15 on Thursday 16th November. If you would like to come along and get involved – old and new members welcome.


The winner of the house points sash went to Dunraven for the second week running. Come on Joce and Wyndham, see if you can get more house points than them next week!