Head’s Newsletter

February 2020 

14th February 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

We are reaching the end of a very busy half term.

Active 60/I Moves Award

As part of the Government’s Sports plan to encourage children to do an extra 60 minutes activity (30 in school and 30 outside of school), the children have been enthusiastically taking part in teach active programmes this half term.  All their hard work has paid off as, in January, the school were awarded the I Moves most active school of the month January 2020.  Well done everyone! 

Let’s keep up the active minutes during half term.  Try to stay active by getting out to the park, kicking a football, skipping or just doing the daily mile round the park!

STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe

We are working towards gaining Bronze accreditation in TfL’s STARS programme for schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.
STARS supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.


Members of the school council went on a visit to the Civic Suite to meet Lewisham’s Young Mayor.  They had a tour of the chamber and learned more about how local government works.

Jennings, Ahlberg and Donaldson classes visited the Albany theatre this week to see a production of the Little Prince.

Children in KS1 were able to take part in Drama workshops put on by a visiting theatre company which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Children’s Mental Health Week

During the week 3rd to 7th February the children did a number of activities related to children’s mental health.  The week was started with an assembly led by School Council members.  The theme was ‘find your brave’ helping children to understand the links between healthy lifestyles and mental health.  It fits in well with our school 3R’s teaching children the benefits of Reflection, Relaxation and Resilience as ways to help build good mental health.


Children in KS2 have taken part in a number of tournaments with teams from across Lewisham this half term.  Children in Shakespeare and Berry have taken part in Athletics and Hockey tournaments.  Girls in Shakespeare and Berry classes have taken part in a Girls’ Football tournament.  Children in Milligan, Morpurgo and Rosen have taken part in a Basketball tournament.  All teams represented the school very well winning a number of special certificates.

Headteacher Recruitment

The Governors have started the process to recruit the new Headteacher.  The advertisement has been published today with interviews planned for the end of April.

Important Dates

HALF TERM – Monday 17th February – Friday 21st  February

EASTER HOLIDAY – Monday 6th April – Friday 17th  April

INSET DAY – Monday 20th April