St Peter's News 6.9.18

Thursday 6th September 2018

Dear Parents

I hope you have all had a great summer holiday but I’m sure that like me you are pleased that the start of term is here. The staff were all excited and enthused about the new term and we had a productive training day on Monday. Obviously, being new to the school, I am still finding my feet with regards to the
routines and I’m trying hard to learn and remember everyone’s names.

Being new to the school does allow me to ask lots of questions about what we do and why, and perhaps most importantly, what the impact is. This might mean that you start to notice one or two small changes but I am determined to ensure that the school continues to move forward as it has been. We are in an excellent position and everyone connected to the school should be very proud of what happens here. The children have impressed me greatly and again you should all be proud of them.

My time will be divided between St Peter’s and Boughton under Blean School but I am very fortunate to have amazing staff here, an excellent senior leadership team and Mrs Duffy has already demonstrated how effective she is as Head of School. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to the class teacher, or contact Mrs Beard (EYFS/KS1 lead), Mrs Pickles (KS2 lead/ Assistant Headteacher) or Mrs Duffy. Of course I am also happy to help in any way I can. As part of the leadership restructuring, Mrs Wade has become the lead teacher for inclusion and can be contacted with regard to SEN.

As you may be aware Revd Tim Nicholls has taken over at St Peter’s church and he has already been in to the school a number of times. I am very much looking forward to working with him and I know he is very keen to support the school and work with the children anyway he can.

I thank you in advance for your support this term and throughout the year.

Mr S J Way
Executive Headteacher


Useful information for the week ahead: 
  • This week many of the children in year six took the Kent Test. It is a stressful experience for those involved but we look forward to seeing how well the children have done. It’s not a great way to start the year but as with all the children they have appeared focused and determined.
  • There is a chance to ask general questions and meet the new class teacher next Friday (14th September) from 3:15pm to 3:45pm.
  • Year 6 are out on a trip to Kent College farm next Wednesday morning.
  • Our music tutors are in to start lessons next week.
  • Please return the updated data collection sheets that were sent out at the end of last term.
  • Parents of children in year 3 should note that unlike in KS1 dinners need to be paid for in KS2. The cost is £2:05 and can be paid for at the office.
  • And finally.... our new reception class start in school on Monday. This always an  exciting time for any school and we look forward to their arrival.