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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Welcome to my first blog for Holyhead Primary Academy. Within my blog you will find my thoughts on education, experiences so far and hopefully see how passionate I am about improving the lives of children.