Message from CEO – 21 October 2018
This week, as every week, has evidenced the skill, creativity and commitment of our teachers, TAs and leaders as you engage, motivate and inspire our pupils. Thank you for the many amazing things you have done throughout this first half term to support the learning of children in each classroom, school, hub and across our Trust.
During St Andrew’s Harvest Festival this week, the school welcomed visitors from St Peter’s Malawi Education Trust and presented them with a cheque for £1167. This money was raised by each class undertaking a daily sponsored challenge: 10 minutes reading, running a mile or learning a new song every day. It will go towards making a difference to the lives of other children.
On Monday 8th October, Wembdon St George had the pleasure of welcoming visitors from a school in Africa. During their visit children sang and danced in the school hall then spent the rest of their day in classes finding out how lessons in England are different and similar to their own. At lunchtime the visiting children teamed up with children from Wembdon to take part in a football match arranged by school staff.
This week, Staplegrove Church School held a competition to design a stained glass panel for one of the school’s corridors. The winning design, by Ellie, is going to be created in glass by a professional stained glass artist. Last Saturday, with the support of members of St John’s Church, children from Willow class held a coffee morning in church to raise funds for this. They ran competitions, sold produce and books to members of the congregation and their friends. The event raised over £200 – a big step towards Ellie’s wonderful design becoming a reality.
It has been a busy week at St. Michael’s Junior Church School in Bath. Pupils designed and made this wonderful prayer space.
Poppy Boards from each of our Trust’s 30 schools will be taken to Wells Cathedral this week as part of Remembrance celebrations. Each board will be on display in the Cathedral until mid-November.
St Michael’s have completed their Poppy board thanks to a real team effort. Each class has contributed to the design, site manager Mr Jarvis made the stand, Gwen, the school’s Chaplain, will transport it to Wells and Mrs Greene’s mum made some beautiful felt poppies.
Pupils at Kingshill Church School have also been working hard on their poppy board. They wore pink clothes to school to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.
Every day, each week throughout the year you create opportunities for pupils to enjoy learning together. On Friday, 400 teachers and leaders from across our Trust’s family of schools and Central Support team will gather at Tortworth Court for a celebration, rooted in our Trusts values, led by Bishop Peter. It will be a wonderful day of sharing successes, learning and spending time together, with moments for personal reflection and future planning. I look forward to seeing you all.