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Parent Mail

19th January 2024

Good afternoon,


It has been such a cold week but we have enjoyed the blue skies and sunshine.  It has been a pleasure to spend time on the playground with the children with so many different games and sports being played.

It has been lovely this week to celebrate so much learning that has been brought to me, some of the creative writing has been fantastic.  Today I have been in Chaffinch with Mrs Baker and Mrs De Meyer and it is great to see how confident and happy the children are in their learning.


Yesterday I had a meeting with our Education Welfare Officer which I always find helpful.  It is a time to reflect on the attendance of individuals but also to share the hard work that is going into our monitoring and supporting procedures.  We have seen that parents are more willing to send their child in even if they are not 100%, knowing that if they are not well enough to be in school, we will send them home.  Thank you for supporting us as the progress is beginning to show.


We have also seen an improvement in uniform this week and I thank you for this.  Please can I just remind you that the winter uniform should be a white blouse or shirt not a polo t-shirt.


The term is beginning to feel very busy with events and trips being organised.  Next week we have have a governors meeting and will also be having a gathering beforehand with the FOFSA committee to thank them.  FOFSA held a meeting last night and the plans for the rest of the year look exciting.


I thank all the staff for their wonderful hard work and dedication and I thank parents for the support you show us.  Whilst January can feel like a hard month, it is exciting to see progress and plans in action.


I wish you a lovely weekend

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone