It suddenly dawned on me, as we started the final day of the half term, that I should check I was doing what I'm supposed to be doing! I turned to the ever-reliable Google search with ‘What does a Headmaster do?’
Here’s the answer;
'They provide vision and leadership to all stakeholders in the school and create a safe and peaceful environment to achieve the mission of learning and educating at the highest level. They guide the day-to-day school business and oversee all activities conducted by the school. They bear the responsibility of all decision making and are accountable for their efforts to elevate the school to the best level of learning achievements for the students, best teaching skills for the teachers and best work environment for support staff.'
Whilst the above all sounds very clear and concise, I realised that it is near impossible to achieve this without many important components; our pupils, our staff and our parents.
This half term has been a whirlwind of excitement and activity, with many old favourites returning and new activities and events on offer. Favourite events such as the Harvest Festival and the Roman Assemblies have been on the calendar as well as our Autumn assessment week, where teachers were incredibly proud of their class. We look forward to sharing their academic achievements after half term through our Autumn Progress Reports and parents evenings.
On a personal note, I would like to thank the whole Forest community for the support you have shown over the last half term. The old boy in a new seat has been slightly surreal, yet thoroughly rewarding.
I hope you all have a much deserved half term break.