The John Hampden School, Wendover – November 2017 update

The start of a new academic year always heralds new ideas and ways of working at our school; this year is no different. Over the past few weeks, we have been reinforcing our school values and encouraging a real sense of community and belonging. As new pupils have joined us we have welcomed them and their families and encouraged the development of new supportive relationships among pupils, teachers and parents; a united purpose and agreed values; opportunities for all of us to shape and influence what happens.

Our School Monitors and Play Pals have been chosen and are wearing their tabards with pride. Our School Council is just about to have their first meeting of the year. They play a really important role within school listening to the other children and helping to influence our priorities.

Spotting all the positives underpins our Behaviour Policy and this is enhanced during our weekly Merit Assemblies where children are rewarded for their successes in learning – not just academic success but important aspects of social development too. The Scroll of Honour is unfurled each week which identifies pupils who have been spotted for something special. The following week they wear their special badge, proudly showing everyone that they are true role models.

Finally, the wider community, of which we are a part, has collaborated with us, supporting a number of events including Red, White and Blue Day where members of the RAF demonstrated a marching drill to the whole school.

In January our Early Years Class opens its doors to a new group of children. We are offering the 30 hour extended free entitlement so if you have a child who you think may be eligible please contact the school office for further details.

There is much more to come this academic year and we are looking forward to all that is in store for us.

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