Friday March 24th

On Tuesday this week we welcomed Llanvihangel Crucorney school who joined us for an assembly to raise awareness of recycling and reducing our waste. The show was put on by the Gregory Brothers and was very entertaining and informative. It was lovely to see the 2 schools joining together and our pupils being so welcoming. 

Our Bishop’s Visitor Mrs Anne Sweeting joined myself and Mr Oram on Wednesday morning to look through our RE books. She visits school quite regularly as part of our links with the church. As an ex headteacher herself she has a good idea of the challenges facing schools. Prior to our book scrutiny I had a meeting with the Education Improvement Board where I was able to report all the good progress we have made in literacy and writing this term. Also improvements in ICT and Welsh with the support of EAS officers. 

Our next focus for the Summer term is to look at continuity, progression and differentiation in Maths. We will also be continuing our developments in the other subjects too. 

Years 1 and 2 had a very successful trip to the Countryside Experience on Friday. Extra curricular experiences like this really enhance the children’s learning in school. 

Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising for the 21+ Downs Syndrome support group by wearing silly socks this week. It was great to have an excuse to wear my luminous orange leg warmers! The PTFA organised some gifts for Mothering Sunday – the flowers were beautiful again this year (thanks from my mum too!) and also the committee of the after school club organised a successful coffee morning in St Teilos Church. Thanks to all involved in that and Mrs Moreton your carrot cake was delicious! 

On Saturday morning it was so good to see so many of our pupils representing our school at the Eisteddfod. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see all the competitions but did see Max and Rhian and Amelia and Darcie perform brilliantly in the Musical duet and also our fantastic choir brought a tear to my eye when performing ‘World in Union’ and securing 2nd place. Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to Mr Oram who gives up so much of his own time to support this annual event. 

Mrs Balkwill and I are out for 2 days next week for leadership training but I’m in school Monday, Tuesday and Friday. As always don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any issues or concerns or if you just want a chat! 

Mrs Joanne Bayton 

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