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Over the last fortnight we have had many visitors to school.


Last week, Mrs Atkinson (Director of the Minster Teaching School) and Mrs Somerset (our Notts County Council Advisor) joined Ms Digges, Mrs Crossland, Ms Latham and myself to review the quality of teaching and learning across school.  We were very pleased with what we saw, especially the children's continued excellent behaviour around school. 


The governors have been interviewing children from each class in order to make sure that their voice continues to be heard in the formal monitoring of the school.  The children spoke particularly highly of their kind friends and the ways in which staff keep them safe in school. 


Mrs Redfern, an Executive Head Teacher from within the Minster Alliance of schools, made her final visit to review the improvements being made to the Foundation Stage.  She praised Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Tansley's drive to develop the learning environment whilst continuing to teach their children day-to-day. 


Mrs Straw, Senior Business Manager from The Minster School, also visited to support Mrs Adams as she continues to settle into her new role leading our school's administration.


On Friday, Mel and Lou came to represent the Carlton Fete in assembly, and explained all of the exciting attractions on offer this year, including the scarecrow competition.  The children came up with some very interesting design ideas for how to dress a winning scarecrow!


Of course, the most important visitors of the week were the many families who joined us for Sports Day.  The atmosphere was fantastic and the children enjoyed sharing both the team aspect and the individual competitive parts of the morning.  Further information is on the Sports Day News item page. 


Finally, congratulations to Hugo, Damon, Isaac and Sophie, who won my Learning Competition this week.  They were judged by their teachers to have asked the best questions of the week and were rewarded with playtime at the park on Friday morning.