It has been a busy last week of term here at Pickhurst, and the children have enjoyed showing me some of their learning from all aspects of the curriculum. This half-term has come and gone so quickly, and we are already looking forward to the next one.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy half-term, and I look forward to seeing everyone back to school on Monday 24th February 2020.
News from the Trust:
I am also delighted to announce that Investors in People have awarded the three academy schools, and the Trust as a whole, their Gold Accreditation.
This award follows a comprehensive Trust-wide survey of staff along with a series of follow-up interviews which were carried out by Investors in People before and after Christmas. In their Report, Investors in People described the Trust as “a collaborative and inclusive place to work and learn, where everyone from staff to children can reach their full potential”. They also reached the following encouraging conclusions:
- Our values are clear
- Everyone actively drives positive outcomes, taking ownership of their work
- Leaders really care about people
- Work is interesting and people feel involved and supported
This is a tremendous achievement of which we are all extremely proud.
Of particular note was that “100% of staff interviewed said they would recommend our Trust schools not only as a great place to come and work but also to send their children”
Finally, according to Investors in People, “a well-deserved Gold has been achieved across all 3 schools and should be a cause for celebration”.
The online Parents Evening booking system is now open. Please ensure that you book your slots with you child’s teachers. If you have not received the link, please speak to a member of the office staff and they will arrange to register you.
The NSPCC came in today and delivered their Thank You Assembly. The children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the workshops and fundraising. We would like to say a huge thank you for your generosity, you have raised £1,737.83 for the NSPCC.
Have a fantastic half-term break!