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Week Ending 22nd September 2017


This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:


Holly – Year 4 – for incredible precision in her writing

Alfie – Year 3 – for displaying fabulous behaviour and attitude to learning

Mason – Year 3 – for amazing reading effort at school and at home


WILF will be visiting class 12 for 100% attendance.

Jessica will be visiting class 8 for 99.5% attendance.


Diary of the week:


Another fantastic week at Greasley Beauvale. It’s been very busy, but very productive and the children are deep into their new topics and routines.


I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Lisa Clarke has been appointed this week as the Acting Deputy Head Teacher. Her interview with the governors, and myself, was held yesterday and it was a unanimous decision that she should join me in leading the school over the next two terms. We are obliged to advertised the post externally later this year, but in the meantime, I welcome her into her new role and I am excited about the future of the school. Mrs Clarke is in the playground most mornings, so please feel free to talk to her in passing about any ways in which we can support you in school or ways in which we could improve.


During the week, we have been looking around school at displays, learning environments and the attitudes to learning. Everywhere looks fantastic and attitudes towards learning are positive. Children are excited about their learning and beginning to understand the need for independence, risk-taking and the desire to want to do well.


Over the next few months, we will be looking at the whole-school vision and what it means to be a part of Greasley Beauvale Primary School. I will be consulting with you regarding the vision in the lead up to Christmas. However, if you ever have any ideas for the school and what you think the vision should entail then please do feel to get in touch or have a chat with myself or any member of the team.


I look forward to next week already and another busy week of learning. Don’t forget that we have the Macmillan Coffee event on Friday 29th September between 1.30pm-3pm. There will be a range of stalls, raffles and lots of delicious cakes and treats. The year 6 children, and staff, have worked really hard to plan and co-ordinate this event and have sent out all the details today through Parent mail. Please help them to support such an amazing charity.


Have a fantastic weekend – it’s getting a little chillier, but continue to enjoy the autumnal sun.


Take care,


Mrs Bates


Head Teacher