Monthly Archives: July 2018

Head’s Blog – 25th July 2018

Well our school year has ended and I cannot express how grateful I am to all of you for your on-going support for Clearwell.  For those that attended our Leavers’ service, you will have seen what wonderful children our school helps to nurture. Our four year 6 children planned their service independently and delivered it with expertise.  They are an absolute credit to their families and to themselves.  They spoke and sang beautifully and managed to hold themselves together, unlike some staff and parents who got rather emotional!  I am not surprised as I have only known this wonderful people for a year and had to hold back the tears. I am so proud of them all.

Our wonderful year 6


We also said farewell to Sarah Kemp, a governor who has supported Clearwell for 18 years.  Margaret Ralph read out a wonderful tribute to her that had been written by Teri Chance.  It was incredible to hear how many roles Sarah has had at Clearwell and how she has helped us to grow.  Thank you Sarah, we all would like to thank you and wish you well as you spend more time with your family and business.


Thank you and good luck to Miss Harris who has been acting as a PPA teacher and TA since May.  She has worked tirelessly to revolutionise our KS1 and EYFS areas.  We wish her well as she takes up her post at Offa’s Mead.  They are lucky to have her.


Our Celebrations


I hope that you have a fabulous summer holiday. If you shop at Tescos in Coleford and Lydney over the holidays, we would appreciate it if you would ask for the blue tokens and put into the Clearwell section.

Head’s Blog – 13th July 2018

What a week we have had. Sports day was fabulous, thank you all for supporting the event. We had lovely feedback from parents about it, especially that we included field events which gave children an alternative opportunity to shine. We will able to have more diversity next year. Thank you to Friends who sold refreshments to raise funds for school. Just a reminder that Friends contributed £400 to our trip to the British Museum so we really appreciate all they do. Their next event will be a school disco on 20th July.

The Garden Party

A huge thank you to Governors, parents and staff who helped organise, set up and run the Garden Party. I was absolutely blown away with the effort put in to the event. Our garden looked amazing, there was a huge range of cakes and more raffle prizes that I could have wished for. Thank you all so much for supporting Clearwell, for a small school the involvement from the community is overwhelming. Thank you to Mrs Lamb who volunteers at Clearwell and worked tirelessly with KS1 to put together their performance which was entertaining. They were very excited which resulted in them being a little too noisy when KS2 were reading their writing. I know, from feedback on the cards, that a couple of people were disappointed by this. I do apologise and we will learn from this for next year. I have sent all of the poems home with the children so hopefully they will give you a private performance in the quiet. I am proud of them all for reading their independent writing out loud with enthusiasm and decorum in the face of lots of distractions. It just shows how wonderful our children are. I am investigating a new sound system for future events. We live and learn.

However, despite this complaint, the other feedback was all extremely positive, saying what a lovely event it was, how beautiful the was and how lovely school is looking. Overall, it was a great success. We also raised £225 in the raffle which will go into school funds to provide additional resources for the children. I am one very proud Headteacher.


Our Celebrations



Head’s Blog – 6th July 2016

A short one today because a newsletter has gone home  Here is a link to it as well:

A huge thank you for all of the donations received for the raffle, in exchange for non-school uniform.  We were so overwhelmed at the amount, we are going to have an adults and child’s raffle at the Garden Party.

Willow (including year 2) have been making things ready for our displays in the classroom for our new Topic – Ancient Greece.  There has been some wonderful Createachauns in action, as you will see below.  Apologies if they have come home messy, I explained to the children yesterday to wear something today that will keep them cool but it wouldn’t matter if it got dirty as we would be using glue and paint.


Our Celebrations