2014 is only a few weeks in existance but we’re already well into our stride here at Swanmead. I hope you all enjoyed last week’s newsletter and the fantastic pictures from our House Cross Country event. My congratulations to Herne on their victory but, as ever, it was the whole school that won…braving wet and muddy conditions to cross the line with smiles on faces! A very proud morning for me as a Headteacher! Tomorrow, I look forward to welcoming my Headteacher collegues from Middle Schools across Somerset. I always look forward to it being Swanmead’s turn to host the county Middle Schools meeting as it gives me the chance to do my favourite thing – namingly, show people around the school. The positive atmosphere and focused classrooms are always a pleasure to walk around and I do feel the ultimate ‘show off’ when people come in as I’m always very proud of what people get to see.