Head Teacher's Blog

May 11

Week Commencing 14th May 2018

Thank you for all those children and adults who took part in our ‘Odd Sock’ day, it was very colourful and definitely odd! This was a P6 initiative to raise money for Seth, a twin who has been offered surgery to help him walk but needs some help in covering the cost. We raised approx £127.

This idea from P6 came as part of the work that they are doing towards their Edmund Rice Award. Thank you for your support.
This week we have a PTA meeting on Monday at 3-25, this should be no longer than an hour and Joes Club will be provided for those parents who would like to support this meeting.

There will be an Alton Castle meeting for Prep 5 parents at 7pm on Monday evening.

On Tuesday PP2 will be leading assembly, parents and carers are most welcome to attend.

Mrs Hutchinson and Governors will be attending meetings with the Edmund Rice team in Altrincham.

On Wednesday Prep 4 will be taking part in ‘Bikeability’ as the first stage to ensuring that they are able to ride their bikes confidently and safely.
I am pleased to welcome Mrs Browne, Head teacher at Adcote School, Shrewsbury, to see our school at work. We are both members of the Independent Schools Association. (ISA)

Swimming will take place as usual on Thursday.

On Friday we will be holding our annual ‘Skip/ Hop’ Day with Lee coming to join us to encourage some great skipping and to demonstrate his own skills. This is part of our work towards encouraging children to choose a healthy life style.
Throughout the week members of staff will be carrying out peer to peer lesson observations as part of our on-going monitoring and assessment of quality teaching and progress within the curriculum.

We have a busy week with visitors coming to view the school. We are happy to show visitors around as for us ‘Every day is an Open Day’.
Places are available for the funded 30 Hours in the EYFS in September 2018.

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