We spent the week-end in the Cotswold visiting our Grandchildren; and as the local group of churches has at least one woman priest I celebrated Mass in the house parts of which date back to the 17th century.
Yesterday I did one of the routine inspections which all the Governors of New Rush Hall Group of Schools do every term. This time my brief was to go to the school to have a look at “Risk Management” and the safe guards in place to ensure that the school is a safe environment for staff and pupils. New Rush Hall is a happy school where pupils can flourish due to the enthusiastic staff. I was able to see the new Food Technology building where children will be taught cooking, food hygiene and safety. I visit the school garden which has been set up so pupils can learn basic horticulture; part of it has been set aside as a Restful Garden complete with small pond. It was a joy to hear all the birds singing there and quite unusual seeing we are based just 16 miles from the City of London. Altogether a most pleasant morning and I was able to report to the Governors that every aspect of Risk Management is under constant consideration.