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Monday’s assembly proved very exciting for the pupils when we welcomed back Ben Smith also known as Ben 401. Having achieved his amazing feat of running 401 marathons in 401 days, he came back to talk about his new challenge. We can’t wait to hear more and the children are keen to support Ben. He is an Inspire+ Ambassador so we will continue to find out more. He has inspired so many including Finley in Y4 who ran 26 miles in 26 days. He tells us that he is also planning a new challenge. This sounds exciting.

It is also Road Safety Week and our pupils have spent some time considering how to be safe beyond our academy gates and within our wider community. We would like to ask for your help in this matter too. The roads around the academy were not built for the amount of traffic that now passes on them. Indeed, our staff car park, was not designed to accommodate the number of cars that now visit the academy every day. Because we are aware of the additional pressure that our academy puts on the local community in terms of parking, we have made additional space in our staff car parking area to help accomodate parents. We have become aware that despite additional spaces, some cars are not being parked within the allocated spaces and thus causing extra complications and restricting the flow. This, in turn, is leading to anxieties and tensions in what should be a peaceful and purposeful time. Please remember to park with the consideration of others and within the designated bays. Cars parked in unauthorised places will be moved on. We are aware that we have the largest car park in town for a Primary school, but continued incidents may leave us with no choice but to limit the access purely to staff and blue badge holders.

On Thursday this week, we had a child who suddenly became unwell at the start of the lunchtime. Our paediatric first aider identified that we needed the support of the paramedics who were called and because the child was in the dinner hall at the time, we had to halt the serviing of dinners for a short while whilst the child’s needs were attended to. I am pleased to let you know that after a full check up, the paramedics were happy for the child to go home with his parents and I would personally like to thank all of the staff and pupils who were so understanding and supportive.