Dear parents, carers and children,
The children from Year 2 to Year 6 have all completed the National Tests. Once again I have been so impressed with each and everyone of them. I can honestly say they have tried their very best, even when they have found something challenging. It made me so proud to see one Year 6 pupil had written ‘I did my best’ on the back of one of his test papers and as the children know, that is always good enough. We cannot ask for anything more. I want to say that these tests do not measure how kind and caring they are; their ability to work in a team; how good they are at sports; their performing skills; their respect for each other; their sense of humour; their love of learning; how interesting and interested they are and their individuality. These are the things that make them special and are the essence of our school.
There is some magic happening in Terrace Road at the moment. As you will know, Mrs Castle has started her maternity leave. She gave birth to a beautiful boy – Xavi. They are both really well. We have seen photos but cannot wait for him to visit us in school. I also have the pleasure in informing you that Mrs Williams, Mrs Stanhope, Mrs Hall and Mrs Carra are all expecting babies! They will be on maternity leave when we return to school after the summer holidays. We are in the process of appointing new teachers to cover their classes so I will keep you updated.
The attendance at the moment is the best it has ever been. At the end of the spring term over 130 children had over 98% attendance for that term. Our attendance to date stands at 95.3% which is fantastic. So thank you, I know we can maintain this with your support.