Headteacher’s Blog

BLOG Term 1 2017-18       WELCOME BACK

Welcome back to a new school year!! It is always an exciting time with fresh opportunities and new challenges for all of us.

We welcome any new pupils joining our school, in particular the new reception children starting in Cottontail and Puddle Duck classes.

Staff joining us this year include; Miss Fran Morris, who will be teaching the Year 3 Potter class and also two teaching assistants, Mrs Julia Parmenter and Mrs Ruth Higginbottom, who will be supporting KS1 and the Reception classes.

I hope that you found the recent opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher valuable, as it gives an insight into the day to day mechanics of the individual classrooms. Although much is consistent across the school, there will always be idiosyncrasies within each classroom. For those of you unable to attend the meetings, details have been shared on the website under the class pages, along with a copy of the termly newsletter.

Please keep a copy of this, as it will provide information useful throughout the term.

As we now have amazing playground equipment (provided by the PTA) that is used by children on a daily rota system, we have been inspired to encourage more opportunities for team games and pupil led activities over the lunch period. We are reviving the Year 5 Play Leader scheme; training Year 5 volunteers to organise small group games etc, with the support of the Midday supervisors.

And….. talking of the PTA

Every parent is automatically a member of the PTA – you don’t have to be on the committee to join in, so if you are interested please contact anthonyroperpta@gmail.com or come to the AGM on Thursday 21st September at 3.30pm in Mrs Pike’s room.


The school diary will soon be available on line, so please check in the next few days and put future events into your personal calendars.

There is much to celebrate and to look forward to. Thank you as always for your continuing support and encouragement.

Looking forward to working together with you and your children; sharing another positive and rewarding year.

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