From The Headmistress
Mrs P T M Cawthorne
23rd October 2009
First of all, a big thank you for all your support during the inspection over the past few days and through the first half of this term.
As one of the first schools to be inspected under the new regulatory framework, introduced in September, there were many new requirements to meet and a new self-evaluation form. This meant that a great deal of paperwork was produced. You have been very encouraging to all the staff and this has meant a lot to us. The boys have been superb too – a real credit to the school and we are all very proud of them.
The staff were wonderful, as usual, and I thank them for all their hard work and dedication. I know they are very talented and do a fabulous job – we will have to wait for the formal publication of the report before I can tell you more. One inspector did say, however, that we have much to celebrate!
We are saying a temporary goodbye to Miss Kirsten and Miss Emily, who are both expecting babies in November. Miss Kirsten has been an excellent Year Co-ordinator and Balmoral Housemistress and more recently worked extremely hard as Curriculum Co-ordinator. Certain roles have already been filled by Miss Caroline and Mr Honey. Miss Helen has been supporting Miss Kirsten in the Curriculum role, since the beginning of term and I’m pleased to be able to tell you that she will be the Curriculum Co-ordinator while Miss Kirsten is on maternity leave. Sue Holland, an experienced teacher, will be working in a part-time capacity within the school, after half-term, to fill the extra support role, that Miss Kirsten has held this term. Miss Emily has been a fabulous Kindergarten Co-ordinator and helped to ensure that the boys got the very best start to their education at Eaton House The Manor.
You will see from the dates list (can be viewed at our website www.eatonhouseschools.com) that we have much to look forward to in the second half of term. Please do check the dates carefully ; particularly important ones to note are:
9th November - Exam morning (Forms Two and Three)
14th November – Open Day (starting at 9.00 am)
20th – 23rd November – Long Leave (school closed)
25th November – Carol singing at Moen’s 11.45 am
26th November - Parents’ Evening (NO CLUBS)
1st December – Christmas Concert 9.00 am
Kindergarten Nativity 11.00 am (please note that the timing has changed from the termly calendar)
8th December – Carol Service at Holy Trinity 2.00 – 3.30 pm
I hope you have a fantastic half-term and that the boys have a well-earned rest – they deserve it!
With best wishes,