Information from Mrs Driver

There has been a change of start date for pupils in year 1 – year 6 in September 2016. In order for the staff to undertake professional development days after the move into our new building, the Autumn Term will start on Wednesday 7th September 2016. 

Mrs Brown
You will all remember that Mrs Brown is retiring at the end of term in July; after 41 years at the school she will be greatly missed by us all. Please remember we are holding an Evening Celebration on Friday 1st July 2016 at 7.30. This will be an opportunity for all current and ex-parents, ex-pupils (over 18) and ex-teachers to get together and say their goodbyes. Please spread the word. We still have the collection for Mrs Brown. If you would like to join us in making a contribution, please put it in an envelope marked Mrs Brown and send to the school office via your child. 

Your child’s report
Your child’s report will be coming home on Friday 1st July. These look slightly different this year and have been written in line with the new curriculum. The gradings for age related expectations are based on the Herts. Assessment criteria and the working in line criteria is much broader than with previous assessments. Please bear this in mind when reading your child’s report. 

Building work
What a difference a week makes! You will have seen on the school website and Twitter that our building work has suddenly taken a big leap forward. Our modules are in and it now looks like we have a new building. Clearly there is still lots to be done, cladding the building and all the internal works but everything is on schedule for the 7th September start for our pupils. 

Mrs Towler
I am also sad to say that Mrs Towler is also retiring this summer. After over 20 years of association with the school, as support teacher, as Senco and as a class teacher Mrs Towler has decided to have a little bit more time to spend with her grandchildren. We are also having a collection for Mrs Towler and if you would like to join us in this please put it in an envelope marked Mrs Towler and send to the school office via your child. 

Please remember if there is anything you wish to discuss or if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me via the office. 

Yours sincerely
Mary Driver