Head’s Blog – 10th January 2020

As we start the new decade, we at a Clearwell have so much to offer the adults and that work here and the children that learn here. The first week back is always a mixed blessing, it is so difficult for everyone to get back into a routine, feeling exhausted is there for everyone however, we always have our adventure to inspire learning. This week was no different, the children (and adults) were all so excited about visiting Coventry Cathedral. I have to say, the reality was more inspiring and informative than any of us could have imagined. The children were exceptional and when we shared the thing that we will remember forever the most common responses were the stained glass windows, the ruins from the second cathedral and the charred cross that Provost Howard saw after asking God for a sign following the blitz of November 1940. I wish that we had more time there and would like to go back and visit again. Our guides were informative, entertaining and brilliant with the children. Thank you.

Years 5 and 6 worked with PC Greg Steer learning how to stay safe online. They had lots of discussion about how to behave and how to make changes to any accounts that they have to protect themselves. We were reminded that TikTok can be a concern if children do not have their privacy settings set appropriately. If you would like any help with setting privacy concerns, then please speak to me and I will do my best to support you.

We had a group of children sharing their homework this week. We value the importance of our children talking to an audience which is one of the reasons we encourage them to share their homework with everyone. I am really proud that everyone in our school will talk in front of their peers.