Principal’s blog

Principal’s Update Summer 2 2018 – 2019

Celebrations As a school we couldn’t be prouder of our children this year. The school has improved in all areas of assessment including end of Reception, Phonics in Year 1 and 2, Year 2 SATs and also Year 6 SATs. Please see the school website, in September, in ‘School Performance’ to see how well the… Read more »

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Principal’s update Summer 1 2018-2019

Principal Update Summer 1 2018 – 2019 Partnership & Wellbeing Afternoon We all had a fantastic time at the very first ’Partnership & Wellbeing Afternoon’ where we had a great turn out of families. It was also lovely to host the Rowley-View and Wonderland nurseries, as well as local residents from the area. Children were… Read more »

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Principal’s update Spring 2 2018 – 2019

Rivers, Rivers, Rivers Year 3 have worked really hard this half-term completing their theme ‘Flow’, where they learned about many different things such as the water-cycle and how rivers are formed.  They even got to visit Sandwell Valley to research different wildlife that live around the water and were taught how to make their own… Read more »

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Principal’s update Spring 1 2018-2019

E3L – Excites and Expresses At the start of every theme, all classes take part in something called an ‘Excite’, which is normally a trip, visitor or an exciting lesson/activity to engage the pupils. For example, in Year 4 this half term the children visited the Sea life Centre as part of their Blue Abyss… Read more »

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Principal’s update Autumn 2 2018-2019

Principal Update   Autumn 2 2018 – 2019   Holyhead Remembers   What a great way to start this half term with children working with the Birmingham Hippodrome to create a piece of drama in recognition of Armistice day – remembering 100 years!  A group of Year 6 children worked with a drama specialist over… Read more »

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Principal’s update Autumn 1 2018-2019

Principal Update Autumn 1 2018 -2019 We are at the end of another action packed half term and a great start to the new academic year. Improvements to the Environment We have completed a lot of site improvements over the summer holiday; we have had new windows around the entire school which has improved lighting… Read more »

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Starting change – the 6 key areas

To be frank, this year has been one of the most difficult yet rewarding years of my career. Over the course of these 12 months, I’ve worked some long weeks. There have been many challenges and sleepless nights but looking back I wouldn’t change any of it. When I started my first Headship at Holyhead… Read more »

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Social media – a gift or a curse?

It goes without saying that children are constantly under scrutiny by their peers; for many what seems to be important is what ‘you say you do’ rather than ‘what you do’.  This is a general statement and not about specific individuals, as I have met many children who are not drawn into the world of… Read more »

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