Friday, 30 January 2015

The Week Gone By

13 days of induction have gone by. This week has involved getting into the real nitty gritty of day-to-day running of the school. We've had lots of great discussions about curriculum statements and practices. Of course, we have been using our beliefs to drive the principles and practises. It's great to be able to work together on this and have the ownership of that documentation. 

One of the best things about this week, for me, has been the time we have had together as teaching teams and nutting out our first weeks - discussing the use of space, resources and skills that each person has. I'm really going to enjoy working alongside this team.

However, the highlight of the week for the staff was the handing over of the keys! Some of us gathered together on Friday evening for a small ceremony to receive the keys. There was an extra added bonus of seeing the furniture there and unpacking some of it. There were a few children who had come along too and the magic was in watching those children use and enjoy the spaces. I can't wait for next week, when we will get to work in the spaces ourselves, and for the moment the children arrive! It's getting real - this is what it's all about.

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