Welcome back for the New Academic Year

Dear families,

It has been a pleasure to meet so many of you over the last few weeks, both in person and virtually.  As a school one of our main goals is to communicate with you effectively and one of the methods will be via our weekly newsletter which you will receive each Monday.

In our first newsletter of the year I am delighted to let you know of our new leadership structure here at MySchool.  We now have phase coordinators for Early Years (Zakia Hoque), Primary (Anita Mann) and Secondary (Claire Donaldson).  

Assessment and Reporting:

We are currently reviewing our annual assessment and reporting procedures to ensure these give clear indicators of where your children are, the progress they are making and their targets moving forward.  We want to ensure consistency and clarity with all of these systems.

Parent Meetings:

Due to the current situation these will be conducted virtually with either the class teacher in Primary or the Form Tutor in Secondary.  These meetings will include information provided by specialist subject teachers if there are any specific areas of concern with students.  

EYFS/Primary: Wednesday 21st October, Thursday 22nd October

Secondary: Monday 19th October, Tuesday 20th October

Weekly Assemblies:

As this year sadly we are not able to physically come together for assemblies our aim is to use this time the best way we can.  We have surveyed the students in both Primary and Secondary to see what they would like to learn during assemblies this year in terms of skills, current events and values.  The results ranged from sharing their passions such as beach cleans to Secondary students requesting basic financial management skills!  Assemblies will be conducted virtually so that we can maintain a sense of community this way.

Thank you:

It has been wonderful to have the children back in school and we want to thank you for your efforts in the morning and at the end of the day to be on time.  We have all been hugely impressed with how the children are managing with their return to school in the current conditions.

Ms Millar