Notes from the Head 11th October

Another busy week in school with everyone working hard and really enjoying their topic. The Junior children have enjoyed completing their fact files. They have all taken ownership of their work and engaged with learning. I think the Forest school activities as usual have been the highlight of the week. Although the children were pleased to see Mrs Gunes again this week and continue with their Creative work and this was also popular.

I was fortunate to attend a Headteacher Diocesan Conference in Wrexham on Wednesday afternoon. This was led by Mrs Rosalind Williams the Diocesan Director and her team, which Mrs Downes is now part of. This was attended by Headteachers of all the schools in the Diocese. There was a lot of discussion about the role and attributes of Church schools and what makes us special. The importance of the values that should be celebrated alongside a high quality education to meet the needs of all learners. Nannerch has been full of excitement and nerves this week as pupils bravely read out their manifestoes for election of school council. We were all so proud of our pupils as their efforts and commitment to the role was commended. All pupils voted and enjoyed congratulating their friends. Next week our sub committees will be organised and meetings will begin for school council and committees.

This Friday afternoon and we were having a visit from our School Improvement Advisor who was monitoring our Improvement Plans alongside the Professional Learning Grants. Rowan and Rosie walked in to the staffroom and answered some questions very well which showed the accuracy of our self-evaluation process, they certainly gained some merit points for the teaching staff! At 2.30 it was time for Worship and I asked our visitor ‘Would you like to see something nice?’ She came into the worship and saw the children acting out a Bible story alongside Wendy and Lindsay. All the pupils showed very effective language skills and engaged with the theme of the worship. The school’s values were very much celebrated with the ‘Brenin yr Wythnos’ awards. The pupils were a real credit to the school. This was exactly what the Conference had identified as good practice in Church Schools and I felt so proud to be part of it.