VISITS TO OUR FOUNDATION STAGE UNIT
Visits to our Foundation Stage Unit are welcome on Thursday 2nd April at 1.15pm and 3.00pm and also Friday 24th April at 9.00am. Please contact the school to book a place.
CALL TO ACTION
Last week our school councillors were involved in a regional SC meeting where they discovered global issues threatening the planet. They also participated in several activities exploring how media can play a huge part in raising awareness, educating the public to help them see how they can get involved and help save the planet from further damage. Children were asked to explore these global issues, and highlight how they impact on their local communities.
They were asked to choose a topic, and create a ‘call to action’ to promote action in schools.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR TEACHERS AT HUNTINGDON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Three teachers at Huntingdon, Rebecca Riley, Louise Wraight and Ellie Jackson have successfully completed their Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring at the University of Nottingham. This knowledge will be used to strengthen the school’s expertise in coaching and mentoring teachers and how to use research to inform new pedagogical approaches.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE
We are pleased to announce that Huntingdon again met the standards required to be awarded the Investors in People’s quality mark on 11th November 2016. This is the 6th consecutive time the school has achieved the standard since it was first awarded in 2001. The successful accreditation against the Investors in People standard is a sign that Huntingdon is a great place to work with a clear drive for continuous improvement, where employees are valued and there is a clear commitment to sustainability to ensure the school continues to deliver high quality education.
Congratulations to Rebecca Hyder, our Leader of Inclusion, on being appointed as an Advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead to Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Board. This means that Rebecca, as well as her work at Huntingdon, will work across the City with other safeguarding leads and help link the work that schools do with Social Care.
Congratulations to Jane Sullivan, our Foundation Stage Leader, who has been designated as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for the early years. Jane will help support other schools in developing their early years provision across the L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance as well as her work at Huntingdon.
SCHOOLS DIRECT PLACES WITH THE L.E.A.D. URBAN TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE
The L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance will help equip trainee teachers with the very special set of skills and attributes needed to teach in vibrant urban settings.Paragraph
Our placements are made up of good and outstanding schools, who are all committed to supporting and coaching trainee teachers. Training in schools within the L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance would be exhilarating and rewarding. Through collaborative working trainee teachers will gain in depth knowledge and experience into outstanding teaching practice.