WE SAY GOODBYE TO.....
Mr. Fryatt who will be leaving us at Easter. Mr. Fryatt has decided to leave full time teaching but will continue to work in education. After almost 13 years of dedicated service in our school we wish him every good wish for the future. Teaching Year 3 for the Summer term will be Mrs Brown who has a wealth of experience including leading learning in schools abroad and other parts of the UK. She has recently relocated to the north so we hope she enjoys working with the children and families of Seaburn Dene.
TEACHING JOBS AT SEABURN DENE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Very soon you may see adverts locally for a temporary teacher and permanent teacher to start in September. We will be searching for exceptional teachers and it's always an exciting challenge to discover all the wonderful talents and skills teachers at different stages in their career possess.
NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE WEEK
This week is the second National Shakespeare Week with all our classes taking part by coming off timetable. Year 6 have been talking about "Romeo and Juliet" at lunchtime and, as the week progresses, I look forward to seeing the school's wonderful Shakespeare work.
So many events are happening in school this term that we need to cancel Drama Club on Wednesday 25th March as the Chocolate Coffee afternoon will be taking place in the main hall. Added to which, four of us have to attend a lecture starting at 4.00pm. So if some teachers are missing from the Easter celebration afternoon, they are working hard!
There are some "buzz" words flying about related to maths in schools. These are "mastery" "Singapore" and "Shanghai". The government is very impressed with standards of maths in the Far East so are pushing us to take what is the best from their approaches to introduce into our schools. With Mr. Smith, I attended a course last week about the Singapore method of teaching maths. In Singapore itself this method has quickly moved the country up the international rankings and looks to make sense. However, it is a huge investment financially so we need to consider its place in our school, work out a plan if we decide to introduce it and then review its success each term before investing further. We have been delighted with the impact of Primary Assertive Mentoring in maths during the past year so want to "marry" the two approaches together. We'll keep you informed.
GOOD LUCK GYMNASTS
Selected Years 1 and 2 pupils are attending a gymnastics competition on Wednesday so we hope they have a successful afternoon.