The main focus of my attention this week has been on observing lessons in St Peter’s. I have drafted in the help of Headteacher colleagues from local schools and the local authority in order to validate my judgements and provide objective guidance on where we as a school can make progress in the coming months. I am delighted to report that all of the visitors have praised the work ethic, good manners and excellent behaviour of our pupils. The origin of such praiseworthy conduct is manifold, coming from pupil self-discipline and motivation, excellent professional instruction and guidance from the staff at St Peter’s, and of course the positive approach to school life that is encouraged and embedded at home. I am confident in the knowledge that on such firm foundations can be built great academic and personal progress for all of the pupils at St Peter’s in the spring and summer terms of 2017.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the week for the pupils was surely the Italian Day in the canteen, where Mrs Gray and her superb team served over 380 meals to hungry boys and girls ready for a taste of Italy. With that number to feed, thank goodness we ordered in more than ‘Just one Cornetto!’. On behalf of everyone, therefore, to the canteen staff I say a heartfelt ‘Grazie’ for all your efforts every day in keeping us well fed and ready for the afternoons.
Mr R Cunningham