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Dear Parents,

A huge welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break – Happy 2018! I would like to inform you that in the absence of our Deputy Headteacher, we have appointed Miss Hollins and Mr Dobberson as Assistant Headteachers for the rest of this academic year; whilst Miss Steele continues to lead our work with SEND pupils. Our PFA worked incredibly hard in the run up to Christmas and as a result of their fundraising, they have purchased a Canon camera for each of the classes in school, for which we are very grateful. We will soon be holding our Spring term ‘Book Week’ where we all  will be dressing up as our favourite book characters on Monday 22nd January 2018. This is a very important term for learning in the academic calendar – particularly for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils who will be sitting the national SATs tests in May.  In order to help parents understand the format of the tests and ideas about how they can help their child at home, we are holding SATs workshop/meetings for Year 2 and Year 6 parents this term – dates are on the reverse of this newsletter.  We do recommend that parents attend theses meetings.  Children in Years 2-5 will also be sitting tests in May 2018 and we ask that children are all in attendance on the dates shown overleaf.  Some parents have enquired about term dates for 2018-2019 - these are available on the Staffordshire County Council website.  I must remind parents that school will be adding five INSET days to this calendar later on this term.

Miss Clarke

12th January 2018

 We are very proud, following a very successful year. In March 2014 we achieved a very GOOD Ofsted and in July 2014 we were graded OUTSTANDING in our church (SIAMS) inspection.

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