The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, was the keynote speaker at the Schools North East annual conference yesterday. She talked about her passion for school improvement and collaboration between schools. I was particularly pleased to hear her talk about the potential of children and young people in the North East, and their role as future leaders. The Secretary of State did also say she would be making an announcement related to primary schools in the coming weeks; I will of course keep you informed.
Year 4 had a fabulous time at Dukeshouse Wood this week. I would like to say an enormous thank you to the staff who accompanied them: Mr Colligan, Mr McIntosh, Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Turnbull and Mrs Dutta.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Mrs A Whistler
Dates for your diary for this half term:
|Monday 17th October
· Meeting for anyone interested in being a parent helper in school – starts 2.45pm
|Tuesday 18th October
· Early Years Harvest Assembly – parents welcome to attend – starts at 2.45pm
|Wednesday 19th October
· Year 1 Harvest Assembly – Year 1 parents welcome to attend – starts at 2.30pm
|Thursday 20th October
· Year 2 Harvest Assembly – Year 2 parents welcome to attend – starts at 2.30pm
|Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October (inclusive)
· Half term holiday