Welcome Back!

4th September 2018

Welcome Back!

This year promises to be a very exciting one.

The hydrotherapy pool was started over the summer holidays which we hope will be completed by April 2019. We will keep you updated on progress on Facebook and also on our website.

We now have 181 pupils with over 100 staff spread over 19 classes. The class groups are divided into Phases (formerly Clusters). The class groups in each Phase are;

Phase 1 (Phase Leader Suzanne Oliver) - Classes 1, 2, 3
Phase 2 (Phase Leader Patrick Ford-Hutchinson) - Classes 4, 5, 6
Phase 3 (Phase Leader Carly Duffield) - Classes 7, 8, 9, 10
Phase 4 (Phase Leader Rachael Walton) - Classes 11,12, 13 
Phase 5 (Phase Leader Cathryn Hill) - Classes Upper 1, 2, 3 
Phase 6 (Phase Leader Emma Steel) - Classes Upper 4, 5, 6

If you would like to speak to your child's class teacher (or Phase Leader) please contact our office team on 01670 823 182.

Other developments to expect in 2018-19.....

OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) - Many of our pupils struggle with 'unstructured time' such as play times and lunchtimes. We are investing a lot of time and money in the OPAL scheme which will make break times a lot more fun and help our pupils develop socially. We will also be using our fantastic outdoor spaces a lot more within curriculum time.

Creative Learning- building on the successes of the creative arts with older pupils we will extend these experiences to younger pupils.

In addition to these developments our curriculum offer and our assessment system are being reviewed.

A note for your diary, our parents and carers group will be having it's first meeting of the school year on 28th September, new parents/carers would be welcome. More details to follow.

As you can see there is a lot happening!

Best Wishes,

Mike Jackson

(Headteacher)