Principal’s Message - Curriculum plans are heading in the right direction
Just a short note this week because I want to continue with our theme of curriculum preparations for September 2019.
I mentioned to you in last week’s newsletter that we invited experienced school leaders into school for three days to challenge our thinking on our curriculum plans and use of the extra inset days in July (15th—18th), in readiness for next September. I have received some informal feedback which is quite positive and will give valuable direction to our work on those four inset days in July. I will share with you the relevant segments of the formal report in next week’s newsletter. I have also received some very kind words of support from parents for the approach that we are taking to address the unrealistic and unfair timescale that some schools are faced with. I would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
On another point of improvement, I will be talking to you over the next couple of editions of the newsletter about our intentions to investigate the feasibility of opening a designated section of our main car park as a ‘drop-off and pick-up’ zone for parents at the beginning and end of each day. The reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, we want to ensure safe entry and exit to and from the school grounds for all pupils and secondly, I feel it is only respectful to our immediate residents on Northumberland Avenue that we reduce the volume of parking that can sometimes unintentionally block driveway entrances. More to follow on this in subsequent weeks.
Jon Gargan, Principal
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