Two Palaces and An Archbishop
Today I received a telephone call to inform me that our school had been chosen randomly to deliver the Sunderland Codex to London in June. One pupil with a parent will take the morning train to London, as an invited guest of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to Lambeth Palace. During the afternoon this very privileged pupil will visit the Palace of Westminster to meet MPs and take a tour.
As Joe in Year 3 won our school's entry for CODEX, we feel it is only right for him to be the pupil representing primary schools in Sunderland. The teachers are very envious Joe so remember to take lots of photographs for us.
New Director of Education
For several years Sunderland has had a Director of Children's Services rather than someone dedicated to education in the city. We are delighted that there has been a u turn and that Simon Marshall, until recently a Sunderland headteacher, has been appointed and taken up the post of Director of Education. As we are so rarely visited by representatives of the Local Authority, I sent Simon an invitation last week and am delighted that he is able to join us next Tuesday (26th). I am sure that he will be impressed by the wonderful work, high aspirations and creative climate at SDPS.
Good luck to Year 4 who are taking part in a skipping festival tomorrow at Redhouse Academy. The offices have been bouncing to the beat of their music all week, faces have been pink with the exertion of the routine and it has all come together at last.
Clean for the Queen
Although it is the Queen's 90th birthday this week, the long range forecast looks "dodgy" so we are postponing our clean up until the last 3 weeks of term. By then the rain clouds will have blown seaward, the temperatures will be warm and the wind will become a glorious breeze. A headteacher can only dream!
Spring Term Magazine
With the Spring term being so short yet crammed with exciting activities, Mr Howe struggled to get the termly magazine out to you. However, it is almost ready and should be with you on Friday.