A well-quoted African truism says that, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. A child’s well-being and development is impacted by all of those with whom a child comes into frequent contact. During school days, this is everyone, from classmates to our hard-working catering team and support staff. All have a crucial role to play as they interact with the pupils in our care. Linking the support offered at school with that at home is vital and healthy communication is key. At a time when pupils are being packed off for their well-earned half term break, with their effort reports ‘in hand’, please take a moment to share in the feedback given to your particular villager. Enjoy the break!