Following our success at the Northamptonshire Education Awards in July 2019 we are delighted to be involved in the Northamptoshire School Business Alliance (NSBA). NSBA is the brainchild of Ben Thomas (All Things Business), Laura Giddings and James Howarth (RS Components) who are passionate about Northamptonshire businesses supporting Northamptonshire schools and vice versa. As a school we also share this commitment and are keen to help promote the work that is currently taking place in our county. We shall be participating in this fantastic new event helping to inspire our children with the latest technologies in the workplace and planning to take some of our children to RS components in the summer term to STEMfest.
Are you a business looking to support education? Then please get in touch!
What a busy start to the new academic year! We were delighted to see the children returning from their summer breaks full of enthusiasm for learning. A very warm welcome to the many new families that have and continue to join us; we look forward to a happy association with you all.
It was our pleasure to welcome prospective parents to our Open Day last month. If you are still considering, wish to re-visit or new to the area there is still time to visit. Simply give our admin team a call to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit. Please remember that all applications for Reception 2020 need to be made online no later than 15th January 2020 via the link Applying for Reception 2020.
As our visitors and school community will know we are battling the elements with our plans to make the external grounds an exciting, bright and vibrant environment to reflect the changes we continue to make internally. Whilst the persistent rain has prolonged the works we are making headway and wanted to share our progress and commitment to date. As we move through the year our aim is to have completed the daily mile track; improved outdoor play provision; created forest school and have a series of themed barns enabling us to bring the outdoor curriculum opportunities alive. If you are a local business willing to sponsor one of the barns then we would love to hear from you.
Further updates to follow throughout the year.
- The wilderness! The wilderness!
- Reclaimed from the wilderness! Reclaimed from the wilderness!
- The 'before' project started The 'before' project started
- Boundary path 'before' Boundary path 'before'
- New musical instruments New musical instruments
- The 'after' forest school area The 'after' forest school area
- Refurbished boundary path; block paving to go in next Refurbished boundary path; block paving to go in next
Thursday 11th July 2019 was a night to remember as the first Northamptonshire Education Awards took place in an exclusive marquee at Old Northamptonians Rugby Football Club.
The Northampton Education Awards judging process is totally independent. All award entries were scored against set criteria and marked through a bespoke software-based scoring system before finalists were selected. The judging process was totally independent from the organisers and category sponsors. Once the finalists were announced an independent board finally reviewed and select the winner from each category. The presenter of the evening was the inspiring Matthew Burton, star of Educating Yorkshire. You may remember Matthew from the memorable episode of the Channel 4 programme, where he helped a young boy called Musharaf overcome his stutter. His speech on the night was truly inspiring and recognised how special teachers truly are.
He said: “Tonight has been brilliant. Northamptonshire clearly has a very dedicated and passionate education sector which is great to see.”
We were absolutely delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted as finalists in two categories; Primary School of the Year and School Business Manager of the Year.
Winner of the School Business Manager of the Year, sponsored by ACS Office Solutions
Claire Griffiths of Henry Chichele School