Always give of your best is the aspect of our Values that we will give attention to this term, and we have distilled this to the word CARE for the children to remember easily. This is reflected in the following questions:
∑ Am I giving full attention?
∑ Is it beautiful?
∑ Is it well presented?
∑ Is it pleasing to others?
Teachers will take this up in the classroom and perhaps this could also be taken up at home!
On the Teachers Study Day last week we had a very informative visit from Shelley Brennan of The Asthma Foundation, who gave us a full refresher on the care and management of asthma sufferers.
Please make sure that you keep your child’s teacher up-to-date on any changes or developments, if they are asthmatic. This will help enormously with asthma management.
Also on the Study Day, we considered how we actually implement the special ethos of John Colet School, how we can evaluate this in an informal way, and how we can inspire the children to take this ethos into their life’s journey in a meaningful way.
Another session was held on an appraisal of writing and ways in which we as teachers can share our skills and experience with a view to enhancing the children’s writing skills.