Executive Principal’s Blog – 19.3.21: “Continued Hope for Recovery!”
Last week I paid tribute to the outstanding team of Bushey Meads staff who have set up and managed our Lateral Flow Testing Centre which has been in operation since the start of the Spring Term and has now facilitated the testing of nearly 4000 students and staff. This week I received a lovely email from Dr Alison Frater who we were privileged to welcome to Bushey Meads School two weeks ago. You will recall that Dr Alison is the Lead Public Health Consultant in Hertfordshire overseeing education:
Many apologies for not having written sooner to thank you for a fascinating visit. Please thank your team for showing me how they had overcome many challenges to run what is clearly a high quality LFT hub. Touring the school was a joy and it was good to see the whole school commitment to creating a safe environment for learning. The ‘return’ to school has gone well, with a few – as expected, test positives. We need to continue with stringent measures over the next while but there is hope for recovery before not too long.
Many thanks once again.
At the end of our second Marking and Feedback fortnight of the year, exemplary practice continues to be noted across the school, with outstanding teachers and Learning Assistants settling our students back into the routines of learning and providing excellent feedback in a whole variety of creative ways.
As part of the process of evaluating our marking and feedback, on Wednesday of this week the Senior Leadership Team met with a cross section of students from Year 7 – 13 to look at their work in exercise books and on Google classroom and were thoroughly impressed with what we saw. Students have been set engaging work, are completing it to a high standard and are taking pride in their presentation. Staff are clearly providing good quality feedback and students are being given regular opportunities to improve their work in purple pen and upskill their levels of attainment. It was impressive.
As usual please do click on the link to read our latest BMS News and see all the other positive things that have taken place this week.
With very best wishes,