This week and last as I sat with our wonderful teaching team in evaluation meetings each day I was struck by one theme that came up time and time again - peer support. Whether it was Mukhtar leading Abdi Malik on the balance bikes around the garden, Yusra modelling the fire fighter pole for Jannatul, Nabeelah encouraging Nabeeha to follow the process of colour mixing, Luka demonstrating to Armaan how to level the flour accurately when independently making playdough, Romy encouraging Habibur to try the 'apple dippy egg' with nastercium or Sienna and Aairah reassuring the rest of Becky's Story Group that Baba Yaga was just a witch in a story and not a real person!
Our staff are so skilled in supporting children's learning but the empathy and enthusiasm shown by one of your peers demonstrating and encouraging you has proven over the past two weeks to be exceptionally motivating to our children and powerful.
There is no box to tick in children's assessments to note this achievement.
Our young children can be teachers and leaders in our school.
They will make this term an easier one for our new settling friends and staff team by taking on this role!