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Prep Headmaster's Blog: A focus on Felsted values

The term really does feel in full swing now and the children are certainly enjoying their academic and co-curricular pursuits.

On a personal level, I really enjoyed popping into a rehearsal for ‘Singing in the Rain’, the Year 7 and 8 production of this term - we really are in for a real treat going off what I was privileged to see!

Following on from our focus on the Felsted values in our assemblies last term, the League Chapel Services will also centre around these this term. They are namely, as a reminder to everyone:

  • Welcoming
  • Adventurous
  • Inspirational
  • Respectful
  • Fun

A new initiative/reward I will be introducing to the children in assembly next week are Values Commendations. Children will be nominated by staff when they have displayed one of the values in an outstanding manner; - rewarding the attitudes and behaviours which are central to Felsted. 

This past week and half we have held our Scholarship Assessments for Year 7, 2020. Some of our own internal Felsted Prep pupils have worked very hard alongside some talented external pupils and I would like to commend them for their endeavours. 

Next week promises to be a busy and very exciting week. A group of 24 Year 8 Girls have been taking part in the CyberFirst Girls Competition – organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, as part of GCHQ. As the UK Governments lead technical authority on cyber security, the NCSC is committed to developing a talent pipeline to mature the next generation of skilled cyber security professionals. Women currently make up only 11% of the global cyber workforce. The NCSC want to play their part in changing this. Our girls are entering the competition which consists of four online challenges focusing on networking, logic and coding, cyber security and cryptography – we look forward to seeing how they do as a 'united' team and reporting back on the challenge next week!  There is also an Academic Enrichment Quiz Night and plenty of sport, before the week culminates with a well-deserved Exeat. Next week is also the opportunity for Parents to attend their child’s individual music lesson as part of the Music Department’s ‘Open Week’. I know a number of you will take up the opportunity.

Simon James