On Tuesday 5th November, Year 2 took a journey back to the year 1666 with the Freshwater Theatre Company. We investigated the events surrounding the Great Fire of London, including how it started, who was involved and how it was finally stopped. We had a fantastic time and found out lots of great information that we didn’t know before. We also had fun pretending to be flames, butchers, bakers and fishermen! It was a very exciting introduction to our new topic.
Last half term Year 5 were looking at the topic “The Holiday Show”. Through this they looked at what impact a good tourist has on the communities around them. Following this, they were very excited to become sales representatives where they sold different holidays to pupils in the Year 4 classes.
Thank you to all of you for all the effort and support in helping them find fantastic facts and presenting them so beautifully.
On Thursday 24th October, Years 3-6 had the opportunity to attend a workshop to mark Black History Month. The workshops were led by Lucky, who treated us to a variety of Calypso music and drumming. Lucky prepared a Gum boot dance for us, which originated in the mines as a method of communication. Everyone was invited to join in!
Finally, the workshops ended with the children writing an acrostic freedom poem, based on school values. The children loved the sessions and hope to see Lucky again!
Dear Parents and Carers,
You’ll be aware that every school has a Governing Body – a fine collection of individuals working hard as a team to contribute to the experience and outcomes of children. Their role is an unenviable juggle – the Governing Body is responsible for the strategy of the school, and it needs to both support and challenge the Headteacher. Governor’s work might include reviewing the annual budget; agreeing the future IT strategy for the school; revising school policies to ensure they are fit-for-purpose; or examining the attainment and progress of Tubbenden children and agreeing where funds might be best targeted in the future.
Most of the work is done in committees of which there are five, typically meeting twice a term. The Full Governing Body comprises all Governors, also meeting two evenings every term. Quite a workload!
TPS enjoys the experience of Governors with backgrounds in education (including two ex-Headteachers), banking, IT, legal, and marketing. Many have children in the school, some not, but each have with their own value-add and contribution to make.
You’ll see Governors at Open Evenings, ‘Have Your Say’ and many other TPS events so please feel free to introduce yourself and say ‘hello’. The attached picture should give you an idea of your targets! If you’d like to email the Governing Body, please don’t hesitate to do so by forwarding your email in the first instance to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TPS Governing Body October 2013
Governors standing from left to right: Donna Williams, Julie Wheelwright, Emma Spear, Richard Batchelor, Beccy Eggleton, Jon Standring, Rob Samson
Governors seated from left to right: Susan Paine, Alix McCulloch, James Turvey, Kim Neighbour, Jenny Shepherd