It was a real privilege to welcome our local Member of Parliament for Hertsmere Oliver Dowden to our fantastic learning community this morning. His visit to the school coincided with the motivational project that our outstanding dance teacher Ms Rowden arranged through the Sky Sports programme, whereby Paralympic Athlete Tim Prendergast was welcomed to our school and led an inspirational Year 10 Assembly, followed by a number of motivational workshops for a select group of Year 8 and 9 students.
Oliver interacted with students and staff and clearly heard how powerful Tim’s visit had been – encouraging all students to reach for the stars and overcome any obstacles in their path. He also engaged in a lively political debate about the current EU referendum with our Year 8 and 9 students which demonstrated how aware they all were of the topical issues currently in the news.
A number of our student leaders also explained their roles in the school – from BMS Buddies to Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Eco Monitors.
On a tour of the school he visited classrooms, talked to students about the breadth of offer that our curriculum facilitates and saw and heard about our exciting building plans for the next 12 months – all part of the journey of Bushey Meads moving to the next level.
On that note to read part 2 of this week’s EP’s Blog which starts with a key question………
Do you want your child to make an additional 9 months progress with their learning every year they are in school?
All of us would obviously say yes to that question and the best way of making this a reality is by supporting your children to fully engage with our continued focus on marking and feedback.
During this fortnight we are having an extra special focus on marking and ensuring that all students respond in purple pen to the feedback given by teachers. As parents and carers do ensure that your children go through their exercise books very carefully, completing all marking and feedback stickers and spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes appropriately.
Also please don’t forget to click on the link to read about the rest of this week’s BMS News……..