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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

End of Year Bulletin

As we come to the end of a very busy year, we should reflect on the many achievements your children have made in their work and in the many extra-curricular activities the School has offered them.  In Key Stage 2, pupils achieved 100% level 4 in both Writing and Maths and 96% in Reading: this shows an increase in progress and attainment for the past 3 years.  In Early Years, all the areas of learning are well above national figures and all except for writing are above Lewisham’s figures.  In Year 1, 84% of pupils achieved their Phonic Screening Tests.  In Key Stage 1, more pupils achieved a level 2 than last year.

Many of our pupils have achieved success outside of the classroom.  This year we nominated a pupil in Year 6 for her achievements through the Lewisham Pupil Ambassadors.  She was successful and staff attended her award ceremony two weeks ago. The Chatterbooks Club has raised the profile of reading in two year groups. This has encouraged the children to be more confident in their reading and their engagement for reading for pleasure.

Through our work with Partners in Excellence (PiXL) we have been able to move our 'key marginal' pupils across English and Maths to their expected levels and beyond in Years 5 and 6.  Two pupils attended an award ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Conference Hall, recognising their achievement this year.
 
Staffing for the 2014/15 School Year (from September)
 
The Governors have appointed one new member of staff for September.  Miss McKune is joining the Year 6 team for three days, to job share with Mrs Saunders.

Mr Rowbotham is leaving us this year and is taking up new opportunities. We would like to thank him for his maths work this year and wish him a successful and happy future.
 
Reception Teacher – Miss Knight. Teaching Assistants- Miss Cannata (all day), Mrs Cahalane-MacGuinness (a.m.) and Ms Jackson (p.m.)
Year 1 Teacher - Mr Pinks.  Teaching Assistants - Mrs Labiche, Mrs Mierzwinska (am)
Year 2 Teacher - Mr Rimell.  Teaching Assistants - Mrs Sheppard and Miss Mahony (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)
Year 3 Teacher - Mr Monteen.  Teaching Assistants - Ms Pelage and Miss Mahony (Wednesdays)
Year 4 Teacher - Mr Bowers.  Teaching Assistant - Mrs Azodo
Year 5 Teacher - Mrs Campbell-Hill.  Teaching Assistant - Mrs Marsh
Year 6 Teachers - Mrs Saunders, Miss McKune and Miss Gardener.  Teaching Assistants
Inclusion Manager- Mrs Piper
Dance - Mr Bowes
 
We have the capacity to deliver a high standard of education for our children.  We have had training over the last year on all aspects of the New Curriculum which will be in place from September 2014.  We have had a successful year moving to Ofsted's 'good' status - but we know that we have to maintain and work towards an 'outstanding' school for your child(ren).

We wish you a very restful summer holiday and for your children to return to School, in September, refreshed and ready for all the challenges in a new year group.

Kind regards,

Graeme West, Head Teacher
Sally Saunders, Deputy  Headteacher