Dear Parents and Carers
It is the time of year when parents of Nursery-aged children are looking for a good primary school for their child.
We will be holding two open days over the Autumn term for this. If you have any friends with Nursery aged children, please let them know about these open days. We can only accept 29 children, but depending on where the applicants for the incoming cohort live, we do accept children from outside our catchment area.
Parent Welcome Meetings
Thank you to the parents who attended the Parent Welcome meetings this week. The feedback that we have received is that the meetings were useful and informative in letting you know the key class information and set-up, as well as meeting the teachers.
We are very open and responsive to feedback, so if you have any suggestions as to how to improve these meetings, or any other meetings, please email the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know.
On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October we will be running Settling-In meetings. These are 10-minute face-to-face meetings between the teachers and parents that focus primarily on the pastoral aspect of how well the pupils have settled into their new year group.
Parents have been emailed a link to sign up for these meetings.
The Tuesday 3rd October meetings will run from 2.40-5.30pm.
The Wednesday 5th October meetings will run from 4.50-7.30pm.
There has been some discussion in the press about school attendance. The pandemic along with the cost of living crisis has caused some families to re-evaluate their priorities. However, it is agreed that children who attend school more regularly will make better progress. As Headteacher, I get to see first-hand how hard the staff and pupils work when they are at school. In each individual lesson, we are looking for every child to make progress, so missing a chunk of school will have an impact. Of course, children get ill from time to time. We don’t want you to send your child in if they are too ill to learn. We see good attendance as anything over 95%.
Thank you for helping to keep your child’s attendance high. If you ever have any problems with your child coming to school it is most effective when we work together, so please talk to your child’s class teacher if you are having any difficulties.