I really don’t know where to start with my gratitude this week. Starting off with the lead up to the incredible Christmas Fayre on Saturday where so many of you supported us whether it was selling raffle tickets, attending or helping. Hopefully, I won’t miss anyone out but special thanks go to Jo Harrison, Andrea and Jamie Baker, Claire Pritchard, Kat Nelson-Brown, Kate Graham and Claire Hughes who worked tirelessly to help raise over £1200 profit. Pupils, Asha and Mckenzie were the winners for selling the most raffle tickets with the support of their parents.
Just as we start to relax at school, getting ready for Christmas, having paediatric first aid training the phone call comes – OFSTED are coming in the next morning! We don’t do what we do at Clearwell for OFSTED, we do it so the children at our school receive the best education available. However, we still need to ensure that we are doing everything that OFSTED expect to see in a school and that isn’t just on the day that they visit! Once the email was sent out to parents about the questionnaire that is required to be filled in, we were inundated with support from parents. It was all hands on deck with the Nelson-Browns drilling and sweeping, Kate, Charlie and Teri tidying and generally helping out around the site. Rachel Prout made us a delicious cake and everyone was beyond supportive. I am not entirely sure who else was helping out so thank you all so much.
The inspection was surprisingly enjoyable as the inspector was challenging yet supportive. Lots learnt and the report will be published after Christmas. We are looking forward to reading the report and sharing it with you in the new year. I am grateful to the staff who have worked so hard to make our school as successful as it is and I am looking forward to it growing.
Christmas at the Caves
As most of you know, the children of Clearwell get invited to Clearwell caves as part of their Christmas experience. The children had a wonderful time. Thank you to Jonathan Wright for inviting us to visit each year.
As ever, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Knight and Mrs Edey have surpassed themselves. I cannot believe how amazing our Christmas dinner at Clearwell is. Just look at the array of food available for all. The children and staff had a fabulous time.