Mr Taylor’s Last Word – Week ending 1st February


MR TAYLOR’S LAST WORD

Well, doesn’t half term seem so long ago? We arrived back for the second half of spring term but it felt more like summer with beautiful sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather.

Thank you to all of those parents who attended the e-safety chat on Thursday morning, and I hope everyone received the link to some useful websites that was sent over Parentmail. The key message from the talk was that as parents, we need to ensure that communication is open with our children, so that whatever they face either online or offline, they feel that they can tell us. On top of that, we should monitor what is going on in our children’s lives, again both online and offline – there was a link to some apps that can help us do the online part on the parentmail.

The school has been buzzing and busy this week, with our new pupils starting, different topics in lessons and of course with the children enjoying time outside in the sunshine. We had an assembly on Wednesday all about resilience. If your child is in the Prep school, ask them what a ‘squiggle’ is!

Earlier in the week, we appointed our brand new Catering Manager, Maria Piccioni. Maria has many years of experience working in schools and improving their food offering, providing healthy, fresh and nutritious food for children of all ages – moving away from processed products. We are excited to have her on board. Once she’s settled in, watch this space for a parent and child taster day, to give the opportunity to try out some new dishes and some improved old favourites.

I was delighted to share two things on our social media this week, with Philippa raising money for charity of her own volition and Kitty and Alice with their respective scholarship awards. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what is going on at Glebe – the link is at the bottom of this newsletter.

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend

Louis Taylor