HeadLines, 20 January 2023
Our theme this week has been about individual liberty: over the last few months the country has experienced the power of individual liberty with the choices individuals and groups have made to bring about change. For example, train, nurse, postal and forthcoming teacher strikes to name a few. Whether one agrees with this action and the subsequent impact or not, one’s voice can be powerful. We have focussed our attention on the individual voice making positive decisions, and Friday’s assembly was an excellent example of this. Representatives from the School Council, Anti-Bullying and the Eco Committee shared with the school the exceptional projects they have been working on over the last term.
The School Council have made a decision to change House points, recognising individuals. They are also encouraging the whole school to support Theirworld, a global charity that supports the education of children. The Eco Committee, a small but powerful group, have many projects in action that will change not only what happens in school but will create long term difference. For example, due to their work the school has just been awarded a ‘single plastic free’ school – which we continue to work on. Finally, but not least the Anti-Bullying Committee launched the work we are doing to support Children’s Mental Health week 6-12 February – where ‘make kindness the norm’ is our strap line. Our pupils have thought hard about the work they have been doing to make optimistic pathways for futures generations. Well done and thank you to all.
On Thursday we enjoyed our Year 5 Wonder Day where our pupils experienced life in Year 7 & 8. There were plenty of opportunities to gain ‘keys’. Thank you to Mrs Taylor-Hall, Deputy Head at Eastbourne College for supporting our event and to the many parents who were able to attend.
On the 31 January we have our annual Future Schools’ Fair. Please contact me if you would like to discuss future school options.