The final day of this academic year has arrived and heralded by most of the school body not having slept. Not due to excitement, alas, but more to do with the change in the weather. I certainly hope that the forecast delivers to us all a finer time over the next few weeks.
Before we look forward I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the parents and carers who have supported your children and our school in a continuing strong partnership, to ensure success. Our summer results, I am sure, will be some of our best as I think back to how hard staff, students, parents and carers worked to achieve desired goals.
In addition I would like to thank the Governors for their unfailing support of our school and of course our students, for attending every day and aspiring to achieve.
Lastly, I thank our staffing body, who have been relentless in their drive to improve outcomes and life-chances and I am very proud of their commitment.
As I look forward, I know that there are a couple of lovely ideas that have been floated on national television, of late. Firstly, linked to the centenary of the First World War and Literacy, this gives us all the opportunity to write a letter in commemoration of this part of our history and post it on the link below. The unknown soldier is on Platform 1 at Paddington Station, so should you be visiting London, why not pop in and see to whom your letter has been addressed. Whilst there, it is always a pleasure to visit Paddington Bear, too (another literacy link!).
Alongside that, if you were thinking of spending a day in London, why not tour the benches that are full of stories for young and old, covering many genres. They have been grouped into four tours (which you can cover yourself), containing over 50 books. It sounds a wonderful way to read and visit London. I look forward to seeing any photographs that are taken whilst reading the benches.
Finally, it is time for me to relinquish my post as Acting Head as I hand over the reigns to our new Head. I look forward to working with Mr Turner and our staff, parents, students and governors as we start a new chapter in the life of Bushey Meads.
I wish you all a very pleasant and safe summer break.