Headteacher's Blog - November 2016
Welcome back from half term! The staff and children at Park Lane Primary School have had a busy start to the 2016/17 school year. On Friday 23rd September, Strategic Director Children and Young People, Gail Tolley made a tour of our school. She spent the morning visiting class rooms and attended 6Y’s assembly about the importance of honesty. Ms. Tolley was impressed with the behaviour of our children and commented on the outstanding displays in each class and around the school.
During September, the school was inspected by Ofsted. We retain our ‘Good School’ status and a link to their report, which has now been published, can be found on our website.
On October 10th the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Parvez Ahmed, attended a special assembly where he announced the school councillors for the 2016/17 school year. He also acknowledged and congratulated the JRSOs (Junior Road Safety Officers), the Red Hats and Play Leaders. The Mayor enjoyed his visit immensely and spoke to the children about maintaining their honesty and sincerity in all dealings, throughout their life.
I enjoyed seeing all the parents and carers who attended the Head Teacher’s Coffee Morning on 12th October. During the meeting, parents/carers were encouraged to send their children to the various language clubs offered free of charge and run on different mornings throughout the week, from 8am. I also enjoyed seeing all the parents/carers who attended Parents’ Evening on September 29th. This is the first of three evenings throughout the year, where parents/carers have the opportunity to speak to their child’s class teacher about their children’s learning.
Just prior to the half term break, Park Lane Primary School celebrated Black History with a week of activities and learning. The children in each year group explored famous black people in various fields, from different eras. The week culminated in a very special whole school assembly, and a visit from African Drummers who worked with the children in KS2 year groups.