We are all looking forward to our School Christmas Fayre this Saturday, 25 November. Please support us. It is being held at Endeavour from 10.00 – 12.00 noon.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended these sessions. Although many parents who had signed up did not attend those who did brought a wealth of suggestions for school improvement.
The sessions focussed on the following;
1. An opportunity to hear about the progress made towards achieving our Ofsted targets including updates on;
Attendance – 43 children off on the first Monday back after half term and how home visits by Mrs Bevan-Mackie and Miss Kelly are being successful in supporting improved attendance.
Feedback from visits from the Local Authority reviewing the quality of teaching and learning – progress observed in outcomes for Year R, 1, 3 and 4 with phase leaders praised for showing improvements in quality of pride and presentation in books.
Focus on mathematics with our involvement in the Solent Maths Hub – watch this space for information on the Shanghai method of teaching.
Focus on spelling and improving the quality of writing.
Focus on resilience.
2. A chance to look at the parental responses from the recent questionnaire in detail.
3. An opportunity to talk about the improving the quality of communication – development of Facebook page and going back to basics to ensure no errors are made.
4. A chance to talk about travel to and from school and how the school will be lobbying the council to extend the ZigZags on Bay Road. Support needed in ensuring Crossing Patrol position filled on Kathleen crossroads.
5. Parents being able to raise concerns, make suggestions and explore positive ways forward.
Please join us for the next sessions that are on the calendar already.
One positive outcome from the Meet the Head sessions was the development of Parent Reps.
The following parents have agreed to be Parent Reps. They will make sure you know who they are. Claire O’Neill Year R, Lorraine Instrell Year 1, Dawn Chase Year 2, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 awaiting confirmation.
If you would like to be part of the Parent Helper Team there are lots of opportunities to share your skills. Please complete a form and return to Mrs Bevan-Mackie by Friday 18th November.
A meeting involving training for Parent helpers will be arranged after the above deadline and DBS forms will also be completed.
Opportunities to support with reading, painting, in the library, as gardeners, cooking, arts and crafts.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you to all the parents who supported our Wonka walk. It was great to see us featured in the Daily Echo.
The article is below:
The Local safeguarding team have organised a performance of “In the Net” to promote internet awareness The performance is free of charge and can be booked via Eventbrite on the link below:
We have arranged a further day for parents who wish to view our school for children starting school in September 2018.
The date is 16 November 2018 and half hourly tours are available from 9.30 – 11.30 am. 1.30 – 2.30 pm and 5.00 – 6..0 pm. The tours will be conducted by Our Headteacher or member of our Senior Leadership Team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please tel 0238039970 or email www.stmonicaprimary.co.uk to make an appointment
Well done to Mayflower House for achieving the most points this half term. Non-uniform day for you all this Friday 20th October 2017.
Our sports day held over from the summer term (due to bad weather) for Y1, Y2 and Y3 is on 19 September 2017. Please see the attached letter:-
Mrs Pyle, Miss Fuller and Mrs Hobbs visited the children this evening and they are having a fantastic time. They took part in sailing and canoeing today which was a bit windy but an amazing experience. All being fed well and the rooms are tidy with beds made.
The children are looking forward to a great day tomorrow. Lots of activities including rock climbing!
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