Young Voices was a great start to our week. The Key Stage 2 choir left school at lunchtime on Monday with great excitement to join a mass choir of over 6000 children in Birmingham. The pupils and staff had a fabulous time and were excellent ambassadors for the school. It was a busy day and late night but the pupils (and staff) showed great resilience. Thank you to everyone who went along to support the event in the evening and to the staff who gave up their time to go along. Without staff being willing to go that extra mile these events would not be possible.
We welcomed Heather Loveridge to school on Tuesday. Mrs Loveridge, the Assistant Director for Education for Telford and Wrekin, was very impressed with the creative curriculum offer at Short Wood and commented on how positive the learning environment was. Telford and Wrekin have recently launched a 'Belonging strategy' and felt the aims and ethos of Short Wood demonstrated this in action brilliantly. She asked if she could return for a longer visit later in the year.
The full governing body met on Thursday evening for their first meeting this term. Mrs Harris fed back details of the events in school last term. Teachers had prepared books for the governors to see to demonstrate the impact of the teaching and learning. Governors challenged the team about how well pupils are doing and what is being put in place to support pupils to make even better progress, not only with their academic studies but also with their social and emotional well being.
Mrs Saunders met the Eco-council this week, following their success at persuading the governors that single use water bottles should be banned, they have now set their sights on the individual milk cartons. You may have seen in the news this week that the government are looking to introduce a strategy to reduce the use of plastic bottles and milk cartons so our Short Wood Eco-warriors are ahead of the game.
On a sporting note our Basket Ball team achieved a Bronze medal in their competition this week, well done to them. We also want to say well done to the Golden Leaf winners this week, we look forward to celebrating such positive young people every Friday.
Don't forget Parent Evenings are planned for next week - if you have not already made your appointment you can do so on our website or you can contact the school office directly and one of the team will be happy to help. We are having them earlier in the term again so we can discuss how you can support your child at home as we know children have the most success when school and home work together.
Have a great weekend - see you next week.
Overall School: 96.6% - Every day counts!