Newsletters from the Head 

July 2018

From the Head Teacher

We have come to the end of another very busy year and once again it is time to bid farewell to our Year 6 pupils.   They are all well prepared and ready for the move to secondary school and their confidence was evident yesterday evening when they performed the musical ‘‘The Adventures of Super Stan!” to family, friends and members of the community. Mr Bray, who in September will be leading his own school, helped me present the Leavers’ gifts at the end of the evening.  Carmen Robinson, who has been a Teaching Assistant here for 25 years, is retiring and Cherish Newns and Jaszia Lindon are moving on to new challenges. Katherine Reid is leaving her role as class teacher but will still be working at the School, coordinating Read Write Inc. All five individuals have all been highly valued members of our Staff team and we will miss them greatly. Many of you met our new teachers – Mrs Judith Balls, Mr Oliver Palmer, Mr John Parkin, Ms Sarah Nutland and Mrs Louise Alexander – when they were in school for the Moving On morning. They are all looking forward to joining us in September.

PE provision has been provided by Cambridge United for the past three years. In September we are engaging a new company and Mr Calum Gawthrope will be teaching the subject to all classes throughout the week. Mr Gawthrope is a highly accomplished Coach in all areas of the PE curriculum.

You may remember that earlier in the year we were unsuccessful in a Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) bid to refurbish the main hall roof. We appealed this decision and learned last week that we have now been awarded the money. However, the timeframe to complete the work is very tight: hopefully starting during the Summer holiday and going on into the Autumn term. As with any building work there will be some disruption to the running of the School, but I can assure you that we are very experienced at managing building work following three major projects during the past 13 years.

The dates for all of the assemblies and special events including parent consultation evenings will be sent out at the beginning of next term. The “Essential Guide to the Year Ahead“ evening for parents will take place on Wednesday  19th  September at 7.30 pm, so please put this date in your diary as the event will provide a great opportunity to find out about the curriculum for next year and the day-to-day happenings in each class. The evening is for all parents, not just those new to the School.

I know that many of you will be planning to buy new school shoes for your children for the Autumn term. With this in mind, please be mindful of the School’s policy regarding footwear.   All children are required to wear black shoes.  Trainers are only to be used for PE and are not to be worn as regular footwear. This requirement is included in the Home/School policy which will be sent to every parent in September.

On behalf of all the members of staff I would like to wish everyone a very enjoyable and restful holiday. Thank you for all your help and support. I look forward to seeing most of you on 4th September, for the start of our new and exciting school year.

Christine Page
Head Teacher

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