Newsletters from the Head

September 2017

From the Head Teacher

Welcome to the new school year and a very special greeting to those of you who are joining us for the first time.  We are pleased to welcome Ellie Tagger, Cherish Newns, Claire Smith and Karen Faulkner to our teaching staff and Jo McKeever and Anna Buga to our support staff. The BSA are holding a Coffee Morning for new parents at 9.05 am this Tuesday, 5th September. This provides an opportunity for parents to meet and to get to know other parents in the same situation and also to chat to those who have been involved with the School for some time.

Our teacher-led after-school clubs will start the week commencing 18th September and will run until 1st December. Details will be sent out in a separate letter.

During the next few weeks the new School Council will be elected and, as in previous years, their first job will be to select the charity that Bourn Primary will support this year. Following a homework task each class will nominate two charities and the Council will then have the final say. We will let you know the outcome in due course.

The ‘Essential Guide to the Year Ahead’ meeting, for all parents, will take place on the evening of 19th September. Refreshments will be served in the Main Hall from 7.15 pm, before a short introduction.  Parents will then be invited to the classrooms to hear information about how we teach the curriculum, to find out more details of the school day and of course to have the opportunity to ask questions. This meeting is for parents only.  Parent Consultation evenings are scheduled for just before half term, when you will have the opportunity to discuss your child in detail with their class teacher. This year we will be sending you information on how well your child is achieving at school at more regular intervals throughout the year and there will be further opportunities for you to come into the classroom in order that your child can show you their work.

Last term many of you completed our Parent Survey and we have now collated the results which you will shortly be able find on our website. Thank you for taking the time to do this and also for your valuable comments which help us to further improve how we do things in our school.

Finally the biggest fund raising event of the year, ‘Bourn to Run’, will take place on Sunday, 24th September: now only 3 weeks away. We are hoping that a record number of Bourn Primary pupils and parents will take part in the 3K run/walk, including our new members of Class Acorn.

We look forward to working in partnership with all our parents. If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may be, please don’t hesitate to contact the class teacher, Mr Bray or me. I look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Christine Page
Head Teacher

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