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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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16th November 2018

Dear Parents,

I am delighted with how quickly we received our Ofsted report and that we were able to send it out to you on Monday. I would like to thank so many of you for taking the time to congratulate us and to share how pleased you are with the report and the outcome. On the 20th November the Governors have their first meeting since the Ofsted feedback; this will be an opportunity to discuss the strengths and areas for improvement in great depth. I will pass on parent feedback to the governors.

It was wonderful to see so many families at the Remembrance Parade on Sunday. The school was well represented at such an important occasion; it is always lovely to see so many of our children proudly wearing their School, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows and Brownie uniforms. On the Friday Mr and Mrs Fox had led our Collective Worship with a focus on soldiers from our community so we decided on Monday to bring our acts of remembrance together with some reflection. Mrs Sheppard made a wonderful soldier silhouette and as a whole school we took part in silent and shared reflection.

I am very aware that we have sent out so many letters over the past 10 days. We do give parents as much notice as possible and staff in school as well as in other organisations work tirelessly to organise opportunities which we do not wish to the children to miss. I would like to thank you for your support and swift responses. The next month will be exciting with many sports competitions and events for the choir. It was great to see Chaffinch go off on their trip to the Madjski Stadium today with such excitement. I look forward to hearing all about it.

The children have enjoyed coming in with their Children in Need accessories and in Mufti today. The Christmas Fair is fast approaching and I look forward to seeing many of you next Saturday. FOFSA still require help on the day so if you are able to give a little of your time we would be very grateful. There is a sign up sheet at the front of school and one on Facebook.

We have had a positive response from parents wishing to attend the Wellbeing evening this Tuesday. This should provide parents with an opportunity to learn and ask questions relating to your child's wellbeing, even if you have not replied you are very welcome to attend and details are on the calendar on the website. The session will be held in the Goldfinch classroom so you will be able to enter through the Fire door in the front carpark. Slimming World will be in the school hall so please don't get confused!!

I would like to finish by wishing the boys luck in their football match this evening and to wish you a wonderful weekend.

Kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

 

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