Headteacher’s Update 15th March 2019

Hello folks, hope you’re all well.  It’s been a really hectic fortnight or so and the weather’s certainly made it a bit wild at times! Last week’s highlight was World Book Day which was great fun – hopefully we will have some photos on the website soon. This week has been assessment week in school so, in addition to looking at work in their books, the teachers have been giving children some specific tasks to help make judgements about how pupils are doing in English and Maths. The Year 6s have had a mock SATs week to familiarise them with what the real thing will be like in May. All these assessments will be shared with you during parent consultations on Weds 27th/Thurs 28th March.

Other things that have happened:  On Tuesday Mr Prescott, the rector, visited for his fortnightly worship while on Thursday evening the Governors took part in some stimulating training about pupil health and well- being and its link to attainment.  The school choir took part in the Southampton Festival of Music and Drama and sang beautifully.  We didn’t win this year, but acquitted ourselves extremely well, gaining a distinction from the adjudicator.  We were the smallest choir there and I’m pretty sure the only one with children from KS1 so it was a great achievement for them.  Big thanks to Mrs Allen who has been coming in to help with rehearsals; hopefully we’ll be able to give everyone a rendition at a celebration assembly soon!

Finally, we’ve been notified that we have our church inspection next Friday 22nd March.  If you’re interested in chatting to the inspector about your experience, and that of your child, of being at Compton as a Church of England school, please let the office know.  The inspector (Mrs Sally Jenkins) is keen to chat to six to eight parents at 3.10pm on the 22nd.  We’ll also be having a visit from Chris Lloyd on that day too.  He’s one of the trustees from Education Uganda and has recently returned from a visit to Katiri Primary School.  He’ll be visiting all the classes during the day, sharing photos and more information about the latrine project that we’ve started. I look forward to seeing you all next week – have a super weekend!

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