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Headteacher’s Update – 27th October 2023

As half-term approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to thank pupils, staff, parents and carers for their continued support. It has been a busy eight-week half-term and I know everybody is looking forward to re-charging their batteries. All pupils will return to school on Monday 6th November.

In the Primary Phase, we have had the Harvest Festival and we would like to thank everybody for their kind donations. Pupils also enjoyed a Halloween Disco this week. This is a lovely time of the year with Halloween and Bonfire Night to look forward to but we have also been keen to stress again this year the importance of keeping safe during these events. YBB pupils put together a show entitled ‘Operation Bang’ which was shown to Year 6 pupils from YBB as well as our cluster schools. Agencies such as the Police and Fire Service were also in attendance to reinforce the key safety messages.

Sports activities and fixtures have also taken place throughout the half-term and numbers attending a variety of clubs are really good. Although some tournaments etc take place during the school day, many matches take place on the school site or other schools after school. We are always happy to see parents, carers and family members attend to watch the children and give support but I would ask please that all parents and carers conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Any form of verbal or physical abuse towards pupils, staff or other supporters is totally unacceptable. Whilst instances of this are very rare, any evidence of inappropriate behaviour will result in action being taken by the school. It would be a shame if the school had to stop parents watching matches, but ultimately our priority has to be the safety of pupils.

Have a nice half-term break.

Richard Rees