Children who received Honours Awards
Children who received a Values Award
The school has been visited by the Ofsted Inspectors this week. To keep you informed of timescales and the process the following will happen. The inspector will submit her report on Monday which is then followed by a three week period where the report has to be checked and quality assured before the school receives an interim report. Due to the Easter holidays, the interim report may not be received until we return to school towards the end of April. Not until we receive the interim report will we know the outcome and judgement. We then have five working days to check for factual accuracies before a report is finalised. Therefore we do not expect to be in a position to publish the finalised Ofsted report to parents until the beginning of May, but we will update you as soon as we have news.
This week has been an intense and busy time for the staff, governors and pupils. Thank you to all parents who have supported the school throughout the inspection period and who continue to support us as we strive to give your children the best possible education.
You may have read in the national press about a proposed national teachers strike on Wednesday 26th March. Buckden School will not be affected and will be open as usual on that day.
Please can all requests for a Mothers Day meal be handed into the school office by Tuesday 18th March. Due to kitchen ordering deadlines we cannot accept any meal requests after this date. Details about dinner arrangements will be sent home next week.
To celebrate World Book Day the school had a very successful Book Swap event. The event was initiated, organised and run by the school council and proved to be very popular. Well done to the members of the school council for coming up with a ‘novel’ idea to celebrate World Book Day. I hope your children are all enjoying reading their new books.
Mrs Clarke will be having another Nearly New Uniform Sale on Friday 21st March in the school playground from 3.15 pm – 3.45 pm. It will be located in the outdoor classroom by the school gate. If you have outgrown or unused items of school uniform you may donate it to the sale. A collection box will be in the school reception office on Tuesday 18th March. Please ensure the donated clothing is in good condition without tears or stains and all nametags have been removed.
The Year 5 Football team played in the Dickenson Cup against Warboys School. The team proudly displayed new their new strip donated by the new team sponsor The Barber Shop. The team of James, Fin, Mack, Edward, Charlie, Jack, Lewis and Henry played a very hard founght game winning the match by 4 – 0. All four goals were scored by Lewis. Well done to the team who now progress to the next round of the cup.