Head of School Update – 6/11/2020

Welcome to the first heads update for term 2.

Although, we did not welcome the children back to school until Wednesday this week, on Monday and Tuesday the staff took part in some important, informative and inspiring improvement days. On Monday, we continued our training on curriculum design and how to ensure we are motivating the children to think deeply in the lessons; to be motivated to questions and enquire – in a focused and supported way.

Then on Tuesday, we launched our new phonics programme – Read Write Inc. Here are some links to more information about this new and exciting way we will teaching phonics.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

Further information will be coming home to parents soon about how you can support your children with their phonic and reading skills.

On Wednesday, I was so impressed with the calm and enthusiastic way the children returned to school. Having such glorious Autumnal days this week, has meant we have been able to make the most of being outside and the children have enjoyed run a mile and PE outside.

I would also like to thank all those parents who are following our guidance and social distancing outside the school gates. As per my letter on Thursday, currently we are not asking parents to wear masks, but fully support those parents who wish to wear them. Also please as a reminder, unless it is urgent, please email or ring the school so we can minimise the time staff need to remain on the gates.

Finally, I wanted to share the link to our promotional video. https://youtu.be/A9Fu-3rA4Lc

I am immensely proud of the film; it encapsulates exactly how wonderful Glenleigh Park Primary Academy is! It shows how happy, motivated and enthusiastic the staff and children are to learn, so please share the video far and wide.

Have a good weekend

Mrs Pocock

Head of School