A Message from Chris Hunt
How quickly two weeks fly by in a busy school!
We have had lots of visitors recently. Thank you to Mr Rob Radley from the Somerset Fire Service who came in recently to give a very valuable talk to Beech and Oak Class on Fire Safety. The children learned a lot and were given extra information to bring home and hopefully they have told you all about it. We also welcomed Mrs Carolyn Banfield, a SIAMS inspector, who came for a supportive visit to discuss the work we have done since our last inspection. She spent the morning in discussion with school leaders, including the Ethos and Welfare Committee and I was proud to show her round the school. She agreed that the school is in a very positive position to continue to move forward as a church community. I must also thank the Open the Book team, who we visit every week in Church, who kindly battled the rain to come to us on Tuesday, to save us braving the elements! On Wednesday we welcomed several Maths leads from across the Trust for a training session. Well done to Oak class, who behaved beautifully with extra teachers in the room. It proved to be a very valuable session, enabling lots of best practice to be shared. Congratulations to the Year 6 children, who represented Buckland St Mary at the Wellington Maths Challenge last Saturday. They worked superbly as a team and were a credit to the school. I am looking forward to the next few weeks in the exciting run up to Christmas. I am sure I will see all of you at the variety of events planned. Thank you again in advance to FoBS for all their organising and generosity, starting with the Pantomime coming to school on Monday (oh, yes it is!).