While writing this I am covered in dust and cobwebs having just taken my annual trip into the loft to retrieve the decorations. I have untangled the lights and am desperately

trying to prevent the children getting type 2 diabetes by limiting the number of chocolates they eat. It must be Christmas and I love it. Christmas songs playing, the tree is being decorated and the house is beginning to smell of cinnamon.
As a family we went to the Long Lane Christmas Fair on Friday. For me this always marks the start of the Christmas season. What an amazing event. Every room in the school was packed full of activities, games and Christmas cheer. Everyone shopped, played, ate cakes and won copious amounts of sweets on the tombola. On behalf of the governors I would like to thank the PTA, staff and pupils of the school for staging such a festive and fun packed evening. Not to mention all the parents for filling jars, donating prizes and baking cakes.

I would like to welcome Jennifer who will be joining the governor board as our new parent governor early in the new year and, on behalf of all the governors, wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2019.

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Simon Bamford
Vice Chair, Chair of Operations and Pupil Premium & Sports Premium Governor