At the end of the winter term we fire up the clay oven and serve up Christmas dinner for pupils that work with us, a few that used to and some of the teachers/teaching assistants. Sticky Fingers Simon with help from some of the pupils dished up chicken, roast potatoes (pink fur apples from the garden – everyone should grow these), kale, parsnips, carrots with a big dollop of gravy. Very quiet round the table as everyone devoured the lot, apart from the bones. Something really satisfying about getting all the pupils from different schools sitting down together. For me, it helps reinforce that sense of being part of something, of belonging, that for whatever reason, most of them just don’t feel at their schools.