Heads Team


2013/2014 Heads team - Grace Thomson, Hannah Thompson, Olivia Helm and George glover,

March 2014: Heads Team Visit Woodlands to meet Louise Taylor

Report by Grace Thomson:
Our great day at woodlands conference centre.
On the 28th of march the longton heads team travelled to the lancashire woodlands conference centre where we experienced a fun, exciting and inspiring day and learnt many things.

Eventually, when we arrived arrived (at about quarter to nine), we were greeted warmly by the kind lady at reception and then were escorted to the waiting area - which at that moment was buzzing with many voices of teachers who had arrived to attend the meeting. We also spotted some wonderfully presented exhibitions of ancient historic items for the people to gaze at before going for their meeting. They were to show that one of the teachers meetings was about history lesson within school.

The heads team were then introduced to a delightful, jolly woman named Louise. She gave each of us an extremely thick folder full to bursting with paper to do with the meeting that we were to attend that day. Next we were offered a drink and then showed to a reasonably sized room with a huge table and chairs in the centre of it. Meanwhile, A few members of the meeting had already arrived and were discussing important sounding things. However, when we all arrived and sat down, everyone fell silent almost immediately. Each of us were assigned to a section of on our page to read out during the conference.

Most of the points on the agenda were about children and what the people at woodlands and other centres like here have done, or are doing to help. The important people who had spoken tried to explain their thoughts or ideas in a way that we could understand it as best as possible.

We spent around forty-five minutes in this meeting and then were escorted to another meeting room; it must have been at least three times bigger than the last one. This meeting was for all the head teachers From all across lancashire. The part that we stayed for was to do with tower wood being upgraded and given better dormitories. We saw a few pictures - they looked fantastic! After a while, we were thanked for joining that conference by a friendly man named bob and then shown back to our other meeting.

Afterwards we thanked all the attenders for letting us stay and experience an important meeting that we would never forget and then left the room. We sat down on one of the tables outside of all the conference rooms and interviewed Louise ( who kindly agreed to let us video her on one of the iPads we took just in case we missed any of her answers to the questions we wrote to ask her. We found out that she receives over sixty or seventy emails a day! In another question we asked was very inspiring because the answer she gave us was: to believe in ourselves, you can do anything you set your mind to and be proud of who you are.

Next it was lunch time, which we had all been looking forward and as we found out: the food truly was scrumptious! After that we were taken to a modern meeting room were we said goodbye and thank you to lovely, lively Louise and were greeting two kind ladies who taught us about CAF, TAF and ead professionals. We then designed a leaflet for children to let them know about CAF. Finally we took part in their quiz about what we had learnt and won a few celebration chocolates which we shared between ourselves.

Eventually we said our final thanks and farewells then left the building and came back to school. Our amazing day at woodlands left us with a fantastic experience we will never forget and the heads team would definitely recommend it to anyone who would enjoy it as much as we did!
 

 

Update:

This year so far, the new heads team have been attending monthly meetings with the headteacher, Mrs Brown and deputy head Mr Pearson. These have been held on the eighteenth of each month so we could put forward our fresh ideas and see if the teachers approve. Recently we have done a golden time survey, where we went round each class and borrowed eight pupils and asked what they thought . We will let you know when we have wrote our report.

 

 

Governors meeting

On the evening of the 27/11/2012 the Heads team spoke to the Full Governing Body in a meeting. Here is some information on what we said.

Recently we visited 4 schools to look at their playground in order to improve our own. The schools we visited were: Whitefield, Howick, New Longton and Penwortham County Primary. we were surprised that the first three schools didn't have any where near enough of the same equipment as ours however Penwortham County Primary had lots of the same equipment and everyone in the school seemed happy!

This term we organised celebration assembly which we found challenging although on the day it turned out very well. We decided to give each class a poem to read out about friendship and helped to give out the certificates. We read out the lords prayer and looking at Father Andrews face, he was quite impressed.

From the ideas we got from the other schools we thought we could maybe have a climbing wall in our playground. We also hope to raise money for charity by organising events such as an assault course that we have done in the past. Another idea was that we could enter the school into some competitions.

The School councillors have helped the school receive the investors in pupils award and have done lots of assemblies. The eco team have planted lots of plants and are hoping to do a competition. The health ambassadors organised for the police dogs to come in and have done assemblies on washing hands as well as a competition.

On the last day before half term we had takeover day which is where the year 6 get to teach the classes. One of the best parts was we got to go in the staffroom and eat lots of biscuits! We all learnt what it was like from a teachers point of view and that next time we need to be more organised. It was a great opportunity.

By Alice Noble and Amelia Hough

 Parents evening

On parents evening the heads team had to welcome the parents. We welcomed the parents and when they were going we asked them some questions. The questions included:Did you get enough information from parents evening? Do your children/child enjoy school?Is there anything our school can inprove on? The answers were good.the first question we got the response of Yes. The second question was answered yes and some mos of the time.The final question they answered no although some people said that we could make a few inprovments.

By Sophie Jeffryes

Christmas cards

Well Done Heads team and organising the Christmas card distribution so well this year. You have been organised and efficient and constantly had smiles on youyr faces which definately put us all in the Christmas spirit. Well Done !

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On the evening of the 27/11/2012 the Heads team spoke to the Full Governing Body in a meeting. Here is some information on what we said.

Recently we visited 4 schools to look at their playground in order to improve our own. The schools we visited were: Whitefield, Howick, New Longton and Penwortham County Primary. we were surprised that the first three schools didn't have any where near enough of the same equipment as ours however Penwortham County Primary had lots of the same equipment and everyone in the school seemed happy!

This term we organised celebration assembly which we found challenging although on the day it turned out very well. We decided to give each class a poem to read out about friendship and helped to give out the certificates. We read out the lords prayer and looking at Father Andrews face, he was quite impressed.

From the ideas we got from the other schools we thought we could maybe have a climbing wall in our playground. We also hope to raise money for charity by organising events such as an assault course that we have done in the past. Another idea was that we could enter the school into some competitions.

The School councillors have helped the school receive the investors in pupils award and have done lots of assemblies. The eco team have planted lots of plants and are hoping to do a competition. The health ambassadors organised for the police dogs to come in and have done assemblies on washing hands as well as a competition.

On the last day before half term we had takeover day which is where the year 6 get to teach the classes. One of the best parts was we got to go in the staffroom and eat lots of biscuits! We all learnt what it was like from a teachers point of view and that next time we need to be more organised. It was a great opportunity.

By Alice Noble and Amelia Hough

 Parents evening

On parents evening the heads team had to welcome the parents. We welcomed the parents and when they were going we asked them some questions. The questions included:Did you get enough information from parents evening? Do your children/child enjoy school?Is there anything our school can inprove on? The answers were good.the first question we got the response of Yes. The second question was answered yes and some mos of the time.The final question they answered no although some people said that we could make a few inprovments.

By Sophie Jeffryes

Christmas cards

Well Done Heads team and organising the Christmas card distribution so well this year. You have been organised and efficient and constantly had smiles on youyr faces which definately put us all in the Christmas spirit. Well Done !

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