This week has been anti-bullying week and we have certainly lived up to this year’s ‘make a noise’ theme! We kicked off on Monday with our annual odd socks day. Everyone looked brilliant in their colourful odd socks and understood the message that being unique is something to be celebrated. All classes have been learning about bullying this week with me and we also marked the beginning of disability history month yesterday in assembly.
Today, we rounded off anti-bullying week with a non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need. Thank you for all the donations, which totalled over £145! Pupils across the pre-prep, junior and senior schools combined have also managed to raise a fantastic £1,208.50 for the Poppy Appeal through selling poppies last week. Many thanks again for your generous support.
On Tuesday, we had a visit from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) to carry out a planned material change inspection. This was my first inspection since joining the school and I am pleased to say that it was a positive experience. I’m unable to share any further details until the report is published in about 4 weeks’ time. Huge thanks to all the staff and pupils who helped prepare for the visit and took part in meetings with the inspector.
Yesterday, everyone across the Exeter School family enjoyed a special Japanese themed lunch. The children and staff gamely tucked into beef ramen, miso broth and delicious sushi rolls. While not for everyone, it is great to have the opportunity to try new foods for those who would like to. Thanks to the catering team for all their hard work in preparing these special dishes.
Miss Lawrence has arranged for the Space Odyssey inflatable dome to visit us next Wednesday and all classes will be taking part in this inspiring planetarium experience throughout the morning. On Friday afternoon, Year 2 pupils will be taking part in an exciting ‘Mission Zero’ workshop organised by Mrs Goodwill as part of their computing learning. We are aiming to issue Autumn Reviews to parents next Wednesday, so please look out for an A4 envelope in your child’s bag. There have been some slight amendments to the format this year, which the accompanying letter will explain.