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Well, the long awaited call from Ofsted finally arrived. Ashmount was duly inspected and, not that we ever doubted it, gained its third successive Outstanding judgement! A fantastic achievement, and thoroughly well deserved. The governors sent their sincere congratulations and heartfelt thanks to each and every one of the marvellous staff at Ashmount—but we would do that anyway! The effort they put in for Ofsted is much appreciated, and well done—but it's the consistent, everyday effort that we really appreciate and thank them for. Ashmount staff are an amazing group—where would we be without them! Thanks also to the governors for their unstinting support, and especially to the governors who supported me in the Ofsted interview. Brilliant all round—and now that's out of the way, we can concentrate on new initiatives and moving forward! Ashmount does not believe in resting on past achievement.


Many congratulations to all concerned in this term's senior performance—it was a fantastic success, and I can't think how you missed out on the Oscars! Very well done to all concerned—a smashing afternoon, really enjoyed by all who attended.


The newly installed playground equipment looks very exciting, and I hope it soon stops raining long enough for our students to enjoy it!


We are getting ready to celebrate Science week again, and we have just had a visit from Lady Gretton, Leicestershire's Lord Lieutenant, to look at the school and the work we do, before she retires.


I hope you all have a restful Easter break. Try not to eat too many chocolate eggs, and come back full of energy for a sunny summer term full, as ever, with exciting and challenging activities here at Ashmount.


With best wishes to everyone,


Jean Lewis


Chair of Governors