Dear Parents and Carers, Whole school attendance target – 98% Our whole school attendance is 97% KELLS LANE KELLS LANE WEEKLY UPDATE WEEKLY UPDATE This week, I would like to
Dear Parents and Carers,
Whole school attendance target – 98% Our whole school attendance is 97%
KELLS LANE KELLS LANE
WEEKLY UPDATE WEEKLY UPDATE
This week, I would like to respond to some of the comments given by parents in our survey. Below is a summary of the main areas in which parents feel we could improve/develop further:
We are currently in the process of updating our website and communication/payment methods so that we keep all information in one place. Parents would have access to all letters, updates, consent forms etc. through one app meaning no messages would be missed.
Due to COVID-19 and the risk assessments set by Gateshead Public Health, we have been unable to invite parents into school. Whilst we must remain cautious, we are planning on holding our next parents’ evening face to face in school. We have also started to reintroduce opportunities for parents to come into school such as ‘Stay and Play’ and we aim to continue to extend this throughout all year groups over the coming weeks and months.
– Each child will receive an interim progress update prior to the half term holiday. This will then be followed up with a parents’ evening appointment to discuss your child’s progress in more detail, including what we are doing in school to support them.
Year group emails were initially set up as a way for families to contact teachers during lockdown and for children to submit work. Once school re-opened we found that on occasions, some parents sent in emails that needed to be viewed immediately and they were not always picked up in time due to the inboxes not being monitored daily. If you do wish to contact a specific teacher/year group, please email the main school email – this is checked regularly throughout the day and all emails are forwarded on to the appropriate staff member.
We hope that over the past few weeks you have seen an increase in the clubs on offer. We will continue to extend this further over the next half term. We also have a number of pupil led clubs that take place during lunch times and we are hoping to introduce teacher led clubs during this time, linked to themes such as times tables, arts and crafts and Lego.
We have now added a diary dates section to the newsletter and this will remain each week. As we are beginning to reintroduce things as the restrictions ease, you will see any additions highlighted in red.
As part of our website and communication development, we are hoping to introduce class pages which parents would be able to follow and receive regular and more year group specific information and updates. We will also continue to use our weekly newsletter to update you on learning across the school and we plan to share year group topics at the beginning of each half term.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs R Swinbank Acting Headteacher
27 (Sunday) 10:00 am - 28 (Monday) 10:00 am