Headmaster's Highlights

Friday 13th May 2022

Dear Parents,

Despite sporadic showers: the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and spring will say farewell before you know it; summer is almost here.

This week has been a timely reminder that while we have made great strides forward with living with Covid, we must remain vigilant and react as reasonably needed. Mr Towers has unfortunately been unwell and has remained offsite over the course of this week. Despite this, he continues to be ever-present and offer unwavering support through virtual meetings and telephone calls.

Both Year 4 and 5 have recently enjoyed residential trips to Hindleap Warren and JCA at Tewkesbury respectively. Despite a few sleepy heads upon their return, it has been great to hear their wonderful adventures and, most impressively, appreciation of the encouragement that they have received from their peers during the more challenging activities on offer. Bravo!

I am delighted to invite you to a virtual e-safety seminar hosted by the Breck Foundation. The aim of this parent seminar is to educate parents and carers about the dangers of online grooming. The talk will provide tips on how we can all empower the boys to make better decisions to stay safer online. This will take place on the 19th May from 5.30-6.30pm.

Finally, a special mention and thanks to Mrs O’Reilly: during her four years at Homefield Prep she has greatly improved our SEN provision and the introduction of MySpace sessions have become a mainstay of our support to pupils, and parents, during the challenging lockdown.

Mrs O’Reilly is moving onto new pastures by supporting and further enhancing the SEN provision within the local education authority setting. We wish her luck as she starts this new chapter of her career. With regards to succession planning, the SEN department will continue to be in good hands with Miss G taking on the role and leading the team.

I wish the school’s community a well-rested, safe, and enjoyable weekend.

All good wishes,

Zak Siva

Deputy Head (Pastoral)