Welcome to our school – normally we would have the opportunity to welcome you in person but, sadly, that is not currently possible. So, we have put together this virtual welcome to try and give you as much information as we can, to help prepare you and your children for what we hope will be a very exciting start to school in September.
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on making a great choice in sending your child to our school. They will be joining a wonderful setting and becoming part of a very special school community.
It is the start of their educational journey, and we will do everything that we can to ensure it’s an enjoyable and memorable time for each and every child.
We have an outstanding EYFS setting, with wonderful staff, which is going to get your children off to the best possible start. We understand what a massive step leaving them with us in September is going to be for you. However, I can assure you at the heart of what we do is making sure they are safe, happy and cared for. Our staff will go the extra mile to achieve that, and I see this within their classrooms day in and day out.
The early years are a wonderful time in a child’s development. You can really see the steps forward the children take as they master new skills and grow in themselves as young people.
I have two boys – the oldest is just finishing his second year studying mechanical engineering at university. I still remember dropping him off at nursery for his first day many, many years ago. The staff said in his end of year report that he had an interest in mathematics, and all this time later it has to be said that they were right! The first foundations are laid during these crucial years on which their lives will develop.
We are very lucky to have the staff to ensure this happens –Mrs Flanagan, our outstanding early year’s leader and Nursery teacher. She is supported by two of our long standing and experienced EYFS teaching assistants – Mrs Conlon and Mrs Marshall.
Miss Hargreaves is our excellent Reception class teacher. She has been with us for over eight years. She is supported in class by one of our teaching assistants, Mrs Prinn, who again brings with her lots of experience within school.
I would like to emphasise that we see the partnership between home and school as being central to our work in the early years. We very much look forward to the opportunity to working with you, and actually meeting you and your children. However, in the meantime please get in touch with us via the school office if you have any questions about the coming year.