Newsletter 10 now out…

Welcome back to Term 4 and thank you for your support with the 2 teacher training days last week. We were able to make a good start to creating a more inviting and engaging school environment in classrooms and corridors for children to see when they returned on Wednesday. We were also able to have some training from fellow teaching professionals on the opportunities and education entitlement that our SMAS children should receive. This training will be followed up in subsequent staff and Key Stage meetings to ensure a consistency in our teaching and learning approaches from now on.

At recent parent meetings during this time of change it was noted that as parents you wish to be better informed of what is happening in our school. This is right and proper as an expectation of us! Below I have summarised the most recent investigations and actions we have undertaken as we continue our journey to a more successful school.

  • Detailed discussion and plans for year 2 and 6 learning for the next term
  • Meeting with each senior leader to discuss roles and responsibilities
  • Environmental walk to ensure that classrooms are organised for children to access

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at:

  • The quality of work in children’s books
  • Behaviour across the school—this includes learning behaviour as well as conduct around the school
  • Data for reading, writing and maths

May I finish with some celebrations, well done to our girls football team who won the tournament we hosted here last Wednesday. Thank you to Mr Walters for organising this. Also a thank you to Mrs Hughes who organised World Book Day this week—I saw lots of fantastic costumes, a myriad of heroes and villains!! There are lots of photos on the website and on our new Twitter page @SMASPrimary.

Candida Hutchinson