Prep Head's Blog: The Sustainability 4Cs

Dear Felsted Families,

Reduce, reuse and recycle! 

I have been inspired this week by the move forward to encourage donations of ski attire (and seasonal jumpers) ahead of our planned fashion show in November. Please do talk to your children about this as I am reliably informed that there will be some teachers (and maybe Headteachers) making an appearance!

Those of you who avidly read our newsletter will know about the ‘4Cs’ of our Sustainability whole school approach, namely: Culture, Community, Curriculum and Campus. In re-using pre-loved ski wear, we hope to help build our Culture of sustainability further whilst bringing our Community together for a local charity - The Rainbow Trust.

In the coming weeks ahead, Miss Thompson will be leading further sustainability initiatives across the school. Rest assured we will be asking for even more action from across our community so that we are continuing to build a more sustainable future together. 

I would like to echo Mr Townsend’s thoughts about the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection process which provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the work of our entire community. 

What I would really like to say is … ‘Don’t worry, we’ve got this!’ With any inspection process, we will guide you through each step and let you know about surveys and ways in which you can be part of the experience when it does arrive. 

Our recent parent rep meeting is an example of how we aim to work together and I would like to say thank you for all the suggestions and ideas that were generated. Some of the highlights included the following:

Continued focus on communication and how we can work towards streamlining even further

Ideas for more parent social occasions

SOCS is currently being used to share team list information with growing success

A promise to look into even earlier distribution of tickets for ticketed events

In addition to this, we will be holding a greater number of parent workshops and information sessions with the ‘Back to School’ event for Year 6 coming up as an example. This was so successful last year that we hope to replicate it in other areas of the school. Thank you in advance for your engagement with this exciting morning.

To end with some further feedback for you, I am delighted to attach the information in response to the brilliant discussions held at our recent PSHE morning.

With many warm wishes,

Miranda Norris