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We had a lovely day of Easter fun in Class 1 yesterday. After talking about the tradition of giving eggs at Easter the children decorated their own hard-boiled eggs. We then went out on to the playground for a traditional egg rolling competition. It was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Congratulations to our winner, Alfie, and thank you to all of the parents for sending in the eggs.
Congratulations to our chair of governors Mrs Armitage who has been awarded with the National Leader of Governance status this week (NLG). We are incredibly proud of Mrs Armitage and her leadership of our governors and are delighted that this has been recognised with a National Award that very few are able to attain. It is another great example of us sharing our practice as part of the systems leadership agenda.
On the government website it states that National Leaders of Governors are:
National leaders of governance are highly effective chairs of governors who use their
skills and experience to support another chair of governors to improve school and
National leaders of governance have contributed to raising
standards in their own school or academy by providing
appropriate support and challenge to their headteacher or
principal and by developing their governing body.
All national leaders of governance have had training in coaching
and mentoring and have at least three years’ experience as chair
within the last five years.
They aim to supplement existing sources of school-to-school
support for governance offered by local authorities, dioceses,
trusts and other partners.
In some situations, national leaders of governance may work
alongside national leaders of education and local leaders of
Mrs Domkowicz spoke today at The Derbyshire Computing Conference. The title of her workshop was 'Inspiring learners through the use of iPads.'
She ran four workshops for teachers, headteachers and teaching and learning consultants from across Derbyshire that were attended by over 75 people! Delegates were buzzing and she received wonderful feedback.
A massive thank you to Mrs Domkowicz for sharing her practice in this way. In the last 12 months Smalley staff have led workshops at the Reading, Maths and Pupil Premium Conference. Mrs Armitage and I also led four governor briefings. As well as this we often have staff from other schools that come to Smalley to learn from our staff and observe their lessons.
This highlights what a strong and talented team we have at Smalley and we are incredibly lucky.
Enjoy the pictures below!
We have been looking at the alternative spellings of O (o, oe, oa, o_e, ow). Can you remember any of the words that we have learnt?
We've also been spelling words: little, one, do, what and out.
Please find attached the first 100 key words which we are learning to read and spell throughout the week.