Friday, 21 October 2011

I cannot believe it is half term already! It does not seem like two minutes since the beginning of term and now our thoughts are turning to Christmas! It was lovely seeing so many of you this week at the parent consultations. I have received lots of positive feedback from the teachers which is always good to hear. The refreshment stall that the PTA ran was very popular and I would like to thank all the people who helped either by serving at it during the evening or making cakes to sell. If we can get enough volunteers we will certainly have another refreshment stall at our parent consultations in the future. The next big event that we will be having at Little Heath is the ‘Bonfire Night ‘on November 5th. Do not forget to buy your tickets as it is always a great night. I also believe that the PTA are still looking for volunteers to help with the running of the event so if you are able to help out for an hour or two on the Saturday please contact any member of the PTA and let them know when you are available.

I hope you all have a great half term and I look forward to seeing you all again on October 31st.

Friday, 14 October 2011

First of all I must apologise for not ‘blogging’ last week but I was unable to open the system from home due to technical difficulties. As you will all know we have had OFSTED in this week. As I type this I do not know what the final outcome will be. I know as parents you will all be very eager to find out the result but we will not be able to make the result public until the report is officially published so please do not ask me next week as I am not allowed to answer the question. As with all OFSTED inspections I am sure they will have found things for us to work on and when we get the report we will certainly consider their advice if it will help to move the school forward.

I know that I will be seeing a lot of you next week as it is ‘Parent Consultation Week’ and I am looking forward to that as I feel that I have been missing from the school community recently and I have lost touch with a lot of people. For those of you coming on Thursday evening there will be refreshments provided by the PTA in the dining hall and I will be spending some of the evening in there. The teachers will be trying very hard to stick to their schedule so please do not get too upset if your appointment is a little late. Can I also ask you to stick to your 10 minutes and do not try to keep the teacher for longer than that. If there is an issue that you feel you need to discuss with the teacher in more detail ring the school after parents evening to book an appointment with the teacher on another occasion. Mrs Nixon will also be around so if you would like to book an appointment with her please contact the school office.