It’s official – we are a GOOD school. As a community we should feel very proud of the achievement. The children and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past 27 months despite the many changes that have taken place. We are heading in the right direction and must continue to build on this wonderful result. I must offer a personal note of thanks to the parents and carers who have remained loyal to the school since the last inspection. You continued to trust the leadership and more importantly the teaching. The large numbers of you who came to last night’s Talent Show was testament to that. To be judged GOOD in the four areas the school was inspected under demonstrates that whilst changes needed to happen they were fully vindicated. We sail forward on our journey from GOOD to OUTSTANDING. Please continue to support the school in everything we do.
The word of the week is – FLENCH: When the weather looks like it’s going to improve but it never does, then it’s flenched!
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – Mrs Toms has asked me to highlight that next week is Children’s Mental Health Week.
TALENT SHOW – We all had a wonderful evening on Friday as many of our children took to the stage to sing, dance, perform gymnastic routines or recite poems and stories. Judging by the large numbers of you who turned up to support this event it proved once again to be very popular. Our thanks must go to the members of the Parents and Friends Association and the staff for running the event especially the refreshments! As the inspection report says: ” Pupils enjoy school. There is a real community feeling to the school.” On to the next event!
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ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY – There were 34 occasion where children were late to school this week. This figure is still too high.
Reception Fir – 86.5%
Reception Pine – 96.0%
1 Lime – 85.2%
1 Maple – 91.7%
2 Alder – 96.7%
2 Willow – 88.8%
3 Birch -91.8%
4 Aspen – 97.2%
4 Rowan – 84.8%
5 Ash – 90.9%
5 Cedar – 90.9%
6 Cherry 97.6%
6 Oak – 88.0%
School Total for the Week – 91.3%
National Average 96.0%
Congratulations to the children from 6 Cherry who had the best attendance this week with 97.6%
PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Amber, Kwadjo, Holly, Henry, George, Ajla, Zane and Daniel who were this week’s Flyer and Leo, Elisa, Layth, Michael, Abena, Thei, Elijah and Zubeida who will enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with Mr Soyka next week.
TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ZiNpNtGnQ
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!