Week beginning 18th September 2023
I have been locked away in my office this week doing Pupil Progress Meetings. In the past, we have done these meetings at the end of each term, but this year we have moved these to the start so we can more carefully plan any support needed moving forwards. Considering that this is only Week 3 of the year, our teachers have already got to know the children incredibly well and have had excellent handover meetings with last year’s teachers. It has been a real pleasure to hear about how all 627 children are doing.
Our football team had their first games of the season this week. They played in the Cup on Thursday evening and just missed out on progressing to the finals losing in a tightly fought last match, after winning all of their other games. Well done to the whole team.
The Friends of Ravenswood held their AGM on Thursday evening. Thanks to everyone who came along and to the committee for all of their hard work last year. Events planned for the year include a Winter and Summer Fair, a Spring Disco and an Easter egg competition. The Friends are collecting uniform that children have grown out of but is still in good condition, and this is available to all of our families. This can help financially, but more importantly, is a great opportunity to recycle and do our bit to save the planet. They have lots of uniform so please take them up on this opportunity. The money made by the Friends helps to make Ravenswood an even more exciting school to come to. They pay for the big summer event, which last year was the visiting circus, leavers’ t-shirts and the ice lollies at KS1 Sports Day. Everybody attached to the school is automatically a member of the Friends of Ravenswood and they would love any help that you can offer this year.
I am away in Borrowdale with Year 6 next week and will be leaving school in Mrs Mason’s very capable hands.
A couple of early warnings for this half term. Book Looks are planned for the week of October 9th and Parent Meetings will take place in the week of 16th October. We will be sending out appointment information very soon.