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July 20th 2018

GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK YEAR 6, EEMAN, ADEEL, GRACE, DEAN, RUFUS, FINLAY AND AHMED. WE WILL MISS YOU ALL.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP MRS CLENNELL AND HER DAUGHTER AND FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS.

PLEASE ALSO KEEP MR MARSHALL, WHO LEFT IN FEBRUARY, IN YOUR PRAYERS. HIS WIFE WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE FORM OF CANCER.

ON FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER WE ARE HAVING SUPERHERO DAY IN SCHOOL SO TRY TO FILL THOSE SPONSOR SHEETS SO WE CAN SUPPORT THE CHILDREN’S CANCER WARD.

Thanks to all families for their continued support and to our amazing staff, who are a joy to work with!

Last week we had a training day on Friday so I did not post a message but the last two weeks have been the busiest of the term.

Our end of year results this year are amazing. In Reception Class, we were better than the national average with 73% of our children achieving a Good Level of Development. In Year 1, we were above the national average with 90% achieving the required grade. Our Year 2 results were well above the national for those at the expected standard and those at greater depth. Our Year 6 results were just below the national standard in reading and writing but well above in maths and grammar. This is thanks to the dedication and hard work of all of the staff, who make me a very proud man.

Of course, school is not just about exam results!

On 9th July, Year 6 went on a very successful residential at Kielder. A HUGE thanks to Mrs Baker, Mrs Clamp, Ms Kaur and Miss Elliott for making this happen! We also had a very successful P.E. week, thanks to Miss Hodgson!

On 12th July, we had our Geordie Celebration, when the children performed songs from their recent music lessons. Thanks to Mrs Hamblin for organising this and to Mr. Miller for his excellence. On the same day, we had a really enjoyable “kids v staff” sports competition.

On 17th July, we had a Year 6 leavers’ liturgy in the Cathedral. This was a great success. Later in the afternoon, Mrs Baker had organised the annual Leavers’ Party at the Bowling Club. Thanks to all staff who were able to help and to Mr Stolliday, as ever, for providing such a beautiful venue.

On 18th July, I had the privilege of spending the day at the beach with Years 1 – 6, while Nursery and Reception had a “Water Fun Day” back at school.

Yesterday, we had our achievement assembly, during which Mr Ramsey shared the P.E. video he had made during P.E. week, featuring staff AND CHILDREN. Unfortunately, it is too large for the school website but we will be posting it on our Facebook page after school today. We also had a beautiful assembly from Year 6, who displayed their talents. After school, we had our Movie night. Thanks to Ms. McAnespie and everyone who was able to stay to help.

Today is our last day so the tradition of signing shirts has continued. First of all, though, Year 6 went for a pizza at lunchtime to make their final meal together really special.

Attendance continues to be good. Whole school attendance for last year was 96.13%. The best attenders were Year 6. Our target next year will be 97%. Congratulations to the 18 children who managed 100% attendance all year and were rewarded with Fitbits!

Please click on the link from this page to see the award winners from the end of term achievement assembly.