5th January 2024
Happy New Year!
I hope you have all had a good Christmas and New Year. It has been wonderful to welcome the children back.
The staff returned on Tuesday for two inset days. Over the two days we accessed some external training as well as training from Mrs Wirth to review and develop our Marking and Feedback policy. This session was fantastic and an opportunity to review what we currently do against up-to-date research and case studies as well as what some of our children think of the feedback methods we use. There will be more information shared with parents within the next term and we are excited to be making positive changes to support the learning and progress of the children.
It is important to us that parents feel connected to their child's learning. Curriculum information is all available on our website and I would encourage conversations at home around the new learning for this term. We have also decided to periodically send home one of your child's books for the evening/weekend to give greater sharing opportunity and the invaluable discussions that this can initiate. Ahead of us sending a book home, I will let parents know via my newsletter to avoid parents missing the opportunity as it will be vital that books are returned the next day.
I am looking forward to the term ahead and to seeing the progress the children will make.
I ended the term celebrating that 1/3 of children have 100% attendance. We know absence for illness is unavoidable at times but we thank you for sharing our high aspiration for strong attendance in the term ahead.
I would like to remind parents of the importance of safe parking and driving near school. I was very grateful for the support shown by parents following my communication last term and thank you for your continued care and consideration this term. Please can I remind you that if you are coming to Breakfast club or picking up from NSsport, please ensure you use the pedestrian gate not the car park for safety reasons.
I wish you a lovely weekend.
With kind regards