14th October

We were definitely blessed with the weather this week for our two Harvest Festivals at St Mary’s Church. This is one of several special occasions of our school year to which we all look forward. St Mary’s is such a beautiful church and Paul, the vicar and his helpers are always so welcoming and accommodating.  The walk through the orchard really helps set the scene – we have formative plans for something slightly different next year! Thank you though to everyone who came along to participate and for your donations. This year they have been taken to Milton Keynes food bank rather than the Salvation Army, but still such a good cause.

Our visit from the inspector leading the SEND inspection occurred this week.  He met with myself, Di, Mike Rowlands, our Chair of Governors and another Governor as well as some pupils and parents. We are all of the opinion that it went well.

Classes have been working hard at making scarecrows for an initiative from our outdoor learning team. These will all be on display around school – there are some interesting ones, hopefully they will all have a name! Watch out for some photographs of them.

This week Heather and the Transitions Business Enterprise Team have provided several members of staff including myself with boxes of vegetables – small or large for a small cost. The ones for staff at the main site were delivered by Connor and Tom on Friday afternoon. These are fantastic – I have made so much with them today and the produce is top quality. Well done to the team for this.

Which brings me on to a reminder – the Transitions Department is closed on Friday for staff training, so there is no Transitions café. But we will all look forward to seeing everyone on Friday week.

Our new on site allotment is now on its way to being sorted – at the rear of the school.  Sharon and the team will be sorting more of it on Tuesday. Plus we now have a plan for the specialist bucket swing and other equipment to be installed at the back of the old secondary corridor, outside Brabham. This will make a huge difference to the pupils who access this area.

However our off site allotment is in need of some TLC. If any parents / carers are able and willing to help tidy that would be very much appreciated. If this is so please could you contact Sharon directly on sharon.hitchins@theredway.net.

The water leak at the top of the field appears to have not been sorted - -  - Anglian Water returned again on Thursday and looking at the ground it is still leaking! Hopefully we will have a plan for sorting it all out during this week. The concern is that this is the main water pipe that provides the hospital with its water so the solution will not be an easy one.

On Monday we have the architects coming in to meet with Jenny and myself about our new build of two classrooms on the old secondary playground. We are all very excited about this further enhancement of our school.

Hoping that everyone is having a good weekend – despite the rain of today.



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