Parents’ Evening is just around the corner – Wednesday 30th November. This is an opportunity to come in and have a look at your child’s books to see what they have been doing, and the progress that they are making. It is an opportunity for you to ask your child’s teacher any questions that you might have. All of the senior staff will be available if you have any questions or concerns that you might want to discuss. It will also be an opportunity for you to meet the new deputy, Ms Dunn and the new assistant heads, Mr Buckley and Mr Young, if you have not already done so. No appointments are necessary, just come in between 4pm and 6pm. I look forward to seeing you there.
You will have received a letter explaining the new behaviour system that we are using now. We started this after half term, so the children have had two weeks to familiarise themselves with it, and they are really enjoying all the recognition for their positive behaviours. They have been collecting ticks galore, and this was evident in assembly this morning by the number of children who have already been awarded enough to qualify for a bronze award!
You will have noticed that we are aiming for a much prompter start to the mornings now. In order for the children’s learning to start at 9am, we are bringing them into school a few minutes before the hour. This is having a really positive impact to the first session of the day, and every little helps! If your children are not in the line as they go in and come in through reception at exactly 9am then they will be marked as on time. However if they are coming through reception at any point after 9am they will be marked as late. It would be really helpful if the children could be in the line ready to come in at 8:55am. Thank you for your help in ensuring that we are able to make a prompt start to your child’s learning.
We have five new governors who have joined our governing body very recently. They come with a wealth of experience – both of education and of being a governor. We are fortunate to be able to have recruited them, and I am really confident that they will help Manor continue to move forward over the coming months. The new Chair of Governors is Bronwen Stuckey – she can be contacted through the reception if you wish to ask her anything.