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Well for a short week it's been very busy!

We saw the introduction of our new anti bullying song - see Twitter for the link to you tube. This was rewritten by Miss Aldis and sung by the very talented midday supervisor Mrs Middleton Wooley. We then asked Fletcher from SignSing if he would sign this for us with the result being an excellent video and message to the children. Our new anti bullying message is about building resilience and making ourselves bully proof. Our Bully proof ambassadors will be working across the school to promote the message and strategies to be used.

We had a full governing body meeting on Tuesday where we discussed staffing for September and new ideas for the school building and premises growth.

On the staffing front I need to let parents know that Mr Davies has secured himself a Headship and will be leaving us at half term. Although we are very sorry to see him go we are delighted that he has made this leap to the next stage of his career and wish him all the very best for the future.

Our staff meeting this week saw the start of our curriculum innovations. We will be looking at building on the excellent work already done in class and adding some new ideas and intent.

As I am sure your aware the European elections have now been confirmed which means school will be closed on Thursday 23rd and 24th for INSET as already planned.

Next week is an important week for our year 6s as they get to show off their skills in the national statutory standard assessment tests ( SATs). As a school we recognise that this is only a tiny aspect of the whole child and will do our very best to ensure that they get through them as stress free as possible. We know our children are great in so many different ways and feel they will have the resilience to get on with them and then move on to enjoying their last term with us here at Dovedale. 

Next week also sees the year 4 residential. So far the weather is looking more promising so fingers crossed for that. We know that they are going to have a fantastic time and look forward to hearing all the stories on their return.

We are currently looking at our before and after school club numbers. If any parents would like a place please get in touch with the office so that we can add you to our numbers so we can start expanding this very popular provision.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to a full week at school next week!