How lovely it was to see the children smiling as they arrived in school this morning and to hear the animated holiday stories related to me by the Year 2 children over lunch. I'm sure they have many more stories to tell and, I know from my walk around the school, that there are some amazing scrapbooks to enjoy. Thank you for your support in encouraging the children to work on these. We look forward to all the exciting learning in the year ahead.
Throughout last year children helped us to rewrite the vision for our school:
School fosters a life of learning whilst
Empowering leaders of the future to be
Aspirational-reaching for the stars and beyond-yet kind to others so that
British values are celebrated,
Uniqueness is cherished,
Respecting the beliefs, customs and talents of others creating a place where
New ideas are welcomed and valued.
Determination to do our best, embracing mistakes as a learning tool,
Engaging children through an inspirational and creative curriculum,
Nurturing a positive growth mindset to build confidence and trust
Exploring opportunities and opening minds to the unknown.
During the year ahead we are going to take 4 key words from this vision to foster our culture and ethos. Our 4 words are:
This week and next week we are focusing on kindness so that it underpins everything we do and children will be rewarded for acts of kindness.
We are establishing slightly new systems of rewards in school too including an extra 10 minutes play for the class who wins attendance of the week. There will also be a new end of year award in the form of a magical mystery day trip for exceptional children. The criteria for winning this award will be:
As headteacher, I am fortunate to work with a brilliant and talented group of colleagues. With this in mind we have reallocated some existing responsibilities and created new. Here they are
|Name||RESPONSIBILITY AREA||RESPONSIBILITY AREA|
|Mrs Wilson||Foundation Stage and Year 1 Manager||
Behaviour at Key Stage 1
|Mrs Taylor||School Council||Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)/Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) Education|
|Mrs Cruddas||Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator (SENDCO)|
|Miss Bliss||ICT Co-ordinator||Deputy SENDCO|
|Mrs Tough||Design Technology Co-ordinator||
Teacher responsible for children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding
|Mrs Houston||Science Co-ordinator||Teacher responsible for children who are Gifted, Able and Talented|
|Mr Smith||Maths Co-ordinator||Data-collecting, challenging and analysing test results|
|Mr. Traves||PE teacher||WE project leader|
Deputising for and supporting the headteacher in all aspects of school management.
Behaviour at Key Stage 2
English throughout the school