Banner photo

Banner photo
This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Femi Bola - Inspiring Futures

Femi Bola MBE visited Year Six and explained that if you are passionate about something, it can inspire a future career - or maybe more than one career!

Femi told the class how her parents valued education, having arrived in England from Nigeria in 1956. Her parents had high expectations of what Femi would achieve educationally.  Her passion was science and Femi had a career as a biochemist, studying childhood diseases in a laboratory.

After marrying and having children, Femi changed her career, focusing on helping people who had missed out on education to gain employment.  At present, she is a Director of University of East London (UEL.)

Year Six were then asked individually what inspires them and what they are passionate about. This linked to what each pupil would like to aspire to become in the future.  Femi told Year Six her motto in life - “Think big!”

Here are some of Year Six's career aspirations - designer, cartoonist, vet, army, architect, author, artist, doctor and police dog handler.

Femi ended by saying, “Do your homework, work hard at school, then you have more choices and, above all, think big.”

Thank you, Mrs Saunders, for ending the first half term with two exceptional speakers for Year Six to learn from and encourage them to aim high.