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A Positive Week


A positive week with lots of variety

A week in the life of a Head Teacher is always varied. We are expected to be experts in a number of areas from leaky buildings to curriculum development. Naturally, I feel more at home with the latter and am happy to use Mr Harlow’s expertise with the former.

We have seen the installation of the new gym equipment this week which is very exciting. It has been deliberately installed in a way that can make it available all the year round and we are hoping it will play a big part in further improving the fitness levels of our children. It can be used during playtimes and in PE lessons. Some of it presents quite a challenge and will certainly raise the pulse rate.

On Thursday, we had the main October school census which helps to determine our budget for the following year. We currently have 415 children on roll and, when all offered places are accepted, we will rise to just over our capacity of 420.

I met this week with Dr Heery and Mr MacDonald from the Bramcote College who came to see myself and Mr Knightsbridge (our chair of governors) to discuss the plans for the building of the new secondary school. This looks very positive and represents exciting times for the local area.

The week ended with a depressing football score of Derby 2 Luton Town 0 at the weekend which will make showing my face a little tricky on Monday morning.

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