Head’s Blog – 6th November 2020
What a first week back after half term! We have had an OFSTED visit, the announcement of National Lockdown 2.0 and ITV in to record years 3 and 4 learn about Equality and what it means. I spend over 3 hours with OFSTED telling them all about how we have coped and responded to COVID and the impact it has had on our school community, pupils and staff. We will receive a letter, which will be shared with you, but no judgement. The purpose of the visit was building up a national picture of the impact of COVID on education by interviewing 1200 Headteachers – we were one of these.
Despite National Lockdown we are still able to go on our wonderful Welly Walk. The sky was blue and when we were in the sun it was surprisingly warm. The children absolutely love these afternoons and learn and develop so many skills during this time. The photographs speak for themselves.
As part of our global awareness, Khady and Eleni (representing of the Local Equality Commission) came in to talk to Willow class what is meant by Equality, ensure the understanding of some key terms associated with this topic (equality, segregation, freedom, protest, boycott) and to have an opportunity to ask questions. Khady has been working a lot with both the BBC and ITV over recent months and ITV wanted to come in and record the girls first (probably of many) education sessions with a school. I was very impressed with the amount of information that the children have remembered from their education over recent months. I am very optimistic about the future of equality if your children are representative of the next generation. They made it very clear how they believe in equality and what they are going to do in order to make this happen. I am one very proud Headteacher.