We work on partnership with so many people on a variety of levels to ensure we are doing our very best for our children.
Last week our Advisory Board met , including Liz Braithwaite our well being lead, and Sara Grroom who we welcome as our new parent member . We work together to ensure local community considerations inform the wide strategic aims . Recently we have been undertaking our annual review of behaviour and well being and some of you will have heard about our pupil well-being survey- we will collate these and report in our next newsletter . We have just undertaken a staff survey too to ensure we are a welcoming environment for adults and children. Mr Bates and I have just finished preparing a parent survey which will be circulated later this week. On Thursday I will be leading a leadership group in terms of looking at school partnerships and sharing some of the work we undertake following our New York research trip , considering how this has shaped work we do across the school to include families. We are recognised locally and Nationally as a school that offers a wide range of opportunities for parents to see how school supports children not just academically, but emotionally too. Recently we have been showing a large number of prospective parents around and they have been impressed by our nurturing ethos and the children’s attitudes and behaviours .
Parents who have visited during playtimes and lunch have been particularly impressed by the ways children play together across age groups.
Our wider Trust team is integral to partnerships and we have enjoyed developing work with Mr Briggs, our new Director ofPrimary Education, working to develop practices in our Teaching and learning strategy. Last week Mr Bates visited the RSC and this has informed our anti- bullying work this week using Romeo and Juliet.
Today I am leading a group of schools in a Ntionally funded Reading project. This not only supports our achool budget , but enables me to work with wider partners to ensure our standards are in line or better than National levels. We are key leaders in Reading practice and the work Miss G has done with staff and children is key to this.
This year’s Maths results (94%)are testament to the work Mrs Chapman and staff have done with wider Trust staff and the Maths teacher research groups .
Everyone works to make learning exciting and fun- including our volunteers and visitors. Late week we loved working with Reverend Peter to investigate our Village War heroes for Armistice Day. In addition to this Mrs Macdonald’s mum Came in to celebrate Diwali with us .
What a school to be proud of! Our children, staff and community are second to none.