I hope that you and your students enjoyed the half term break, and that you’re feeling rested and refreshed as we settle back into the school term.
Halloween has come and gone, it’s Bonfire Night this evening, and Diwali and Remembrance Day are just around the corner. I hope that you enjoy learning about and celebrating these events with your students, colleagues, and your friends and family.
I was delighted to read about Holmesdale’s Community Infant School’s approach to Feeling Good Week and all the enriching activities the children took part in. It sounded like the children had a fun week whilst importantly learning about how to stay mentally healthy and celebrating their friends’ individual qualities. Please do keep on sharing case studies from your schools, through our communications team.
In this edition of the School Bulletin, you will find the regular DfE updates as well as a piece from Active Surrey on Wellbeing Warriors Training, the cold weather plan, and much more.
I would like to let you know that the deadline for nominations for the Recognising You Awards has been extended to Sunday, 7 November, so you have even more time to let us know about the great achievements of Surrey's children and young people aged 5 to 25. The Awards will take place on Friday 3 December, and you can learn more on the User Voice and Participation Team web pages.
As always, thank you for everything you are doing for Surrey’s children and young people.