Head of School Update – 11th October 2019

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s update. We have had a wonderful week at Glenleigh Park Primary Academy, with lots to celebrate.

Firstly, our fabulous staff in the Haven were surprised, by Ashley from Teaching Personal on Monday, with flowers and chocolates to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to helping the children at Glenleigh. They had been nominated for the Teaching Assistant of the year awards and although they did not win first place their constant commitment to supporting the children was recognised – well  done.

On Thursday, we joined in with the hundreds of thousands of people who were raising awareness for ‘World Mental Health’ Day. This year’s hashtag of #asktwice reminds us all of an important message – When asked, sometimes it’s easier to say we’re fine, when we’re not – so let’s ask twice and actively listen to each other – a message that the whole school community can help with. Across the year, we are looking forward to being offer a range of workshops, with parents, pupils and staff, to help promote positive mental health.


You may have seen our notices about our upcoming Open Mornings and Evenings for parents whose children will be starting school in September 2020. This year’s Open Mornings are on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st November, from 9.30 – 10.30am. This is an opportunity for prospective parents to have a tour of the school and visit the Reception classrooms. Alternatively, our Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 19th November, from 5.00 – 6.30pm. If you know someone who lives in the local area, who will have a child who will be 4 years old in September 2020, please let them know about our Open Mornings and Evening.


Finally, today we were fortunate to have Tim McCarthy our CEO visit, to help us raise our new Glenleigh Park Academy Flag, which you can see in our featured photo. Luke and Lily our head boy and head girl bravely faced the dreadful weather conditions to help us launch the flag.  However, with the windy weather conditions we were unable to keep the flag flying but please keep an eye out for the flag once the weather permits.



Mrs L Pocock

Head of School