Merry Christmas! This is the first Diamond Learning Partnership Trust Newsletter and I hope to be able to send one to you at the end of every term. I am writing this message at the end of a long and busy term. The Trust has been visited five times by Santa and his elves and also twice by Ofsted this term.
The run up to Christmas is always a very exciting time in a primary school so we try our best to make it a special time for the children. I would like to thank all the staff for staying late to decorate every school on the 30th November. This I know was appreciated by the children when they walked in the next day to see all the schools transformed. I felt privileged to be able to take part in two assemblies at Middlefield and Winhills when we wished the lights on. Lots of magic fairy dust was used and eventually the children wished hard enough for all the lights to come on.
Throughout all of this time we are continuing to focus on our aim in the Trust to create schools where every child achieves the highest possible standards through a relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning. From Mr Gross’ Fractions Chocolate challenge at Winhills, feeding the hens warm winter porridge at Middlefield when it is frosty, debating whether it is a good idea to cut down rainforests at Kimbolton, having a visiting author at Round House to inspire the children to write or Great Staughton children using their new kitchen to cook we aim to ensure that all our children develop a joy of learning.
Another huge thank you to all of the children and staff who put on our fabulous Christmas performances and have really got us in the mood for Christmas! Every school put on amazing shows that I know were enjoyed by all those that saw them. A huge thank you also goes out to you. It takes a great deal of patience to listen to the Christmas songs being sung at home and to make the Christmas costume with everything going on at this busy time.
The final few weeks of this half term seem to have flown by and now it is nearly time to say goodbye to everyone for the holidays and to wish one and all a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’! I am sure the break from school will go extremely quickly and in my experience the two weeks are over before you even know they have started!
Regards Susannah Connell