Intentionally we have had a quiet week this week to enable the Year 6s to focus on their SATs tests. This they have done calmly and sensibly and I am sure that they have tried their very best to do as well as they can. This is the first year of a new format so rather an unknown quantity. It will be interesting to see where our cohort of children perform well and where there are areas we can focus on to improve for next year.
Some parents may have spotted that I was not much in evidence in school last week. I was fortunate to spend three days at another Bellevue school leading their School Development Review. All schools in the group are benefiting from this process as it enables Senior Leaders from other schools to look at teaching and learning at another school, allowing us to offer suggestions for improvements and also to poach lots of good new ideas to bring back to our base schools.
Next week all the Year 5s are heading to Ironbridge for a three day educational adventure. Six lucky staff are accompanying them, led by Mr Bridges and they have a packed programme of activities lined up. I am sure they will all have a great time and will be back on Wednesday full of stories and facts to recount.
Today we said goodbye and thanks to Mrs Cornick who has helped children and staff in Year 1 and 2 throughout this year. She has also been a great help in our after school care, coming up with some lovely activities for the younger children to take part in.
Next Thursday is also the FOG Pamper Evening. This was a lovely evening last year so I hope many of you will be able to come along and support this event. Sign up sheets are in the cupboard in H3.