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In the last week, there have been many events which have continued to make me proud of our school community. 


Last Friday, our Football Team played a friendly match away at William Gladstone Primary.  They faced a strong challenge and had to work hard to secure their 6-1 win.  Well done to Manni who scored a hat-trick, and to Josh for setting up many of the goals.  It was good to see Jake being made to think whilst in goal too!  Their next match is a league match on Thursday 12th, at home against Tuxford Primary Academy. 


On Monday, senior County Council officials visited the school in the morning and left us with very positive feedback.  The positive change to the children's attitude to their work is really noticeable, as are the improvements to the school environment.  As HMI have not yet made their visit, the meeting scheduled for March 18th will be postponed in order that the community can receive full feedback from the County Council at the same time. 


Wednesday and Thursday saw many of you attend parents' evenings.  I hope that the information you received was clear and useful.  Remember: if you couldn't make it, have reflected and would like to hear more, or feel that you need to keep in touch more regularly, you are more than welcome to contact your child's teacher for an appointment at any time.  It is so important that children see their parents paying a keen interest in their learning - in fact, parents showing that they really care about education and support the work of the teacher and child together is proven to have even more impact on children's learning between ages 7 and 11 than the teacher that they get! 


Also on Thursday, Class 5 performed at the "Primary Partnership Festival" at Tuxford Academy.  They were our representatives within a group made up of five local primary schools who were led by our very own Mrs Thacker.  The children performed a range of songs alongside the Academy's orchestra and choir.  Muskham performed fantastically and, as always, were a credit to their parents and the school.  It was great to see them taking full advantage of such an opportunity.


Thursday was a very busy day, as it was also the day that we interviewed for a new Head Chef!  Parents who were around "at the right time" on Parents' Evening, "loaned" out their children to judge the food samples cooked by the candidates.  The children, alongside Mrs Crossland, Miss Lavignasse and I, judged the appearance and taste of the food and gave our feedback to the Notts Catering Managers.  I should be able to introduce the successful applicant to you next week.  Thanks to the children involved - as the "clients", it was great that you were able to play a role in choosing our next school Kitchen leader!


It was nice have a more relaxed end to the week with lots of World Book Day activities to engage the children in the huge possibilities presented by "a good book"!  After such a busy week, I think I'll go and start the weekend by relaxing with mine! 


Mr Gray