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POSTED ON - 6th Mar 2020

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  It’s been an interesting week this week. It was great to be able to finally announce that we are part of the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. I’d like to thank those of you who have contacted us to say how positive this will be for the school going forward. It’s nice to be part of a bigger organisation whose values and beliefs are so in line with all that we have stood for. I really believe this is the most significant and positive thing that has happened since the school first became a Trust in 2011.    It has been a busy week this week, many of our year 5 and 6 students were excited to talk about the lower school disco and I’d like to once again thank the Friends and staff who made the event what it was. Without their dedication these events can’t run.   I’d also like to make a special thank you to both the Science and English department this week. The STEM activities and assembly organised by the Science team in particular Miss Cornwell, created a real buzz around the subject area. Not to be outdone Mrs Morrison and her team really made sure World Book Day had a positive focus, I hope those of you who found the books around the site enjoyed the books the English team selected.   I have recently been reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory with my daughter. I must admit I’d forgotten the delight a really well written book could ignite in a young mind.   It was also great to see some of our older students getting the opportunity to go to the theatre this week to experience some of the texts they are studying as they should be seen on the stage.   Have a good weekend.   Mr G Farquhar

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POSTED ON - 28th Feb 2020

KJAR News

  Hope you all had a good half term break, it’s certainly been an interesting week this week with the weather, Coronavirus updates and that realisation for us all that we are halfway through the year, and there’s still lots to do.   You will all be receiving a letter next week from Diamond Learning Partnership Trust, which will fully update you on where we are in the next stage of the schools growth. I really believe these are exciting times for the academy and am looking forward to getting started on the next phase.   There have been many activities going on since I last wrote to you and I would encourage those of you who do not follow us on social media to look at the schools Twitter accounts. You will see various activities across many areas which show just what goes on in our school.    Recently there have been posts about environmental projects, sporting achievements, musical endeavours and even 2 young men who had the opportunity to swim in an international swimming competition in Dubai (where they tell me they had a great time, except for the 4am training sessions!).    Looking at our Twitter accounts you will also get a feel for the level of support that many of our staff provide for our students. Both as Headteacher and as a Dad, I have taken advice from the Time to Talk posts to help support my daughter, who at times finds school difficult and I know it has made a difference.   Could I also apologise that next week, on Thursday, my evening drop in session will not run as I am attending the Hertfordshire Headteachers conference so will not be in school. As you know I really think it is important that you, as parents, can have access to me directly and just remind you that this is something we’ve done this academic year. To book a meeting with me please contact my PA via the school office.   Have a good weekend.   Mr G Farquhar

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