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The Nar Valley Federation Of Church Academies

Better Together

Head teacher's updates

14th September 2017 

Welcome!

I would like to offer a warm welcome to both our new families and those returning following the summer break. I hope that you have enjoyed the summer and listening to the children retell their adventures, it sounds as though most of you have had an amazing (and very busy) time.

It has been wonderful to see how well all our pupils have settled back to school, whether they are joining us at the start of their journey at our schools or are beginning their final year before heading off to pastures new. Visiting classes over the past week, I have seen all of our values (being Respectful, Responsible, Courageous, Hopeful and Thankful) demonstrated in abundance, with pupils playing and learning well together, trying their best, setting goals for the year and showing a real sense of pride in their achievements. The teachers have been quite well behaved too!

As usual, this is always a really busy and productive term, with parent briefings for you to chat to senior staff about what is happening in the school, parents consultations, Harvest and Christmas Services and performances to name but a few. Do look out for the diary dates for this term, which if not with you already, will be sent home in the coming week.

Class newsletters have already been sent home and copies of all letters as well as class newsletters can be found on this website.

For the first time in my two years as Headteacher of this Federation all of our Reception Classes are full, with 2 of the schools being oversubscribed this year which is fantastic. Castle Acre has grown from 42 children 6 years ago to 69 today – our highest number yet! With further planned building in many of our villages we could even see this rise further.

We see the education of our children as a partnership with you and should you have any questions, concerns or queries about what is happening in class, or just want to know more about how you can help, please do speak to the class teacher who will be more than happy to speak to you.