Friday March 3rd

A busy first week back, Monday morning saw the arrival of our Eisteddfod models, some with the paint still drying!! Well done to all of you who helped out. 

The Eistedffod was amazing, a great celebration of all things Welsh and of all the talent we have in Llantilio. The concert on Tuesday evening will be well worth seeing and I’m sure you will be able to catch up with videos, pictures etc on the website / SeeSaw etc. 

I have to say a huge thank you to all the staff who helped organise the event, set the competitions and judge the entries but especially to Mrs Wham and Mrs O Connell for working so hard on Tuesday to display all the winning entries and models. Also thank you to Mrs Wood and Mrs Jones for treating us all to Welsh cakes too! 

Some of our models are on display for the town Eisteddfod and I know Llantilio will be well represented as usual – 25th March, keep the date free! 

No uniform needed on Thursday either this week as the children and staff dressed up for World Book Day. Unfortunately I had a budget meeting in Usk on Thursday morning so was unable to take part in all the fun!! The pictures were fabulous and I visited all the classrooms in the afternoon to check out all the great costumes – thanks Joshua for the loan of your wig at lunchtime!! 

It was my turn to host the meeting of the New Heads network in school on Friday. It seems quite odd to say we are ‘new Heads’ as most of us have been in post for some time now! It’s great to have such a supportive group of people, those who are in the same position and face the same challenges on a daily basis. It was great to hear them so complimentary about our school and wanting to pinch some of the good practice they’ve seen for their own schools! 

Other events this week have included a Social Services welfare meeting, a Governors subcommittee meeting, pupil progress meetings with Year 3, Mrs Balkwill attended a Deputy Heads meeting and Mr Oram attended  SACRE meeting on Friday. 

Next week looks equally busy with more pupil progress Reviews, lesson observations and performance management meetings! No rest for the wicked as they say! 

Mrs Joanne Bayton 

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