Message from the Head – 20th May 2016

We are delighted to have received our report from the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools, following our recent inspection. The overall judgement was outstanding, the report found;

  • The distinctiveness and effectiveness of The Canons as a Church of England school are outstanding
  • The school through it’s distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.
  • The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding
  • The effectiveness of the religious education is outstanding
  • The effectiveness of leadership and management of the school as a church school is outstanding

The full report can be found on the school website HERE.

At the end of the day whilst younger children have been waiting for older siblings, a number of children have caused damage to the site. Our caretakers and grounds maintenance team have been working extremely hard to ensure the site is safe and looks attractive. Young children have been pulling up shrubs, swinging on tree branches and breaking them etc. The rope used to signal that there is no entry to the upper playground was also removed and the clip taken. This leaves us very vulnerable in terms of health and safety as younger children could then access the upper playground unsupervised. It is essential that children are fully supervised at all times and that parents take responsibility for any damage caused. Failure to ensure this will leave us with no option other than leaving the upper school playground locked until 3.15.

We are hoping to couple our summer fayre with a Queen’s garden party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. This will take place on Monday June 13th weather permitting.

Following the success of our summer festival last year we are hoping to include a Royal Variety performance but obviously this will be weather dependant. We have asked the children to nominate deserving people to be queen for a day. For the upper school this will take the form of a persuasive letter telling us why the person is deserving. This could be a family friend, neighbour or family member. Somebody who has gone the extra mile to help others or somebody who has been through a difficult time and is deserving of a treat. Lower school children can draw their nominee and have assistance to compose the nomination letter.

Parents are most welcome to join us at the Almshouses on Friday for our founders day celebrations. Please note the early finish times and make necessary arrangements to collect your child.