January 2014

Changes to Leadership structure at Lea Forest

posted 31 Jan 2014, 18:00 by J Croxon [ updated 31 Jan 2014, 18:01 ]

The Autumn Term at Lea Forest has been highly successful, with all pupils having made good progress, demonstrating a fantastic attitude to learning. The children are a credit to the academy and yourself.

Following such a successful start to the year, AET have requested Mr Lowe to support another AET academy, alongside working at Lea Forest Primary Academy. The Governing Body have agreed for Mr Lowe to support at another school for two days per week on a temporary basis and have requested Mrs Thompson, Deputy Head Teacher to become Head of School under the support and guidance of Mr Lowe.

The Assistant Head Teachers – Mrs Burke and Mrs Hedley will both become Acting Deputy Head Teachers. Mr Lowe will continue to be in school supporting the strategic development of the academy. We also believe that the academy will benefit significantly through the natural development of additional partnerships with other schools.

These changes will take effect from 1 February 2014.

The staff and leadership at Lea Forest Primary Academy thank you for your continued support of the academy

School Nurse Visit - Meet The Team 6th February

posted 30 Jan 2014, 18:27 by J Croxon

Come and meet our School Nurse Thursday 6 February

KS1 Hall

9.00am – 10.00am

You are invited to meet our School Nurse Team to discuss common childhood illnesses.


First part of the session will be presented by the School Nurse to discuss general common childhood illnesses.


Second part of the morning will be left as an open discussion for parents to discuss other queries they have. If you wish to have a private discussion with the School Nurse this can be arranged on the day.

Free Refreshments

Please sign in at the office on arrival. For further information please contact our Home School Link Worker Mrs Wakelam on

0121 675 3985

Year 5 Homework Club

posted 29 Jan 2014, 21:14 by J Croxon

Parent Information: Homework club for 5BS and 5ST

We meet Monday straight after school until 4.15pm. The purpose of our club is to help the children develop ideas on how they can present their homework from the list they received at the start of the term.

The list included things like making a piece of Victorian clothing, finding out about Charles Dickens and finding out about Victorian inventions and their modern day equivalents.

There is also the opportunity to be able to collect resources to help your child create individual projects.

Parents are welcome to attend and find out exactly what the children are doing. It was great to have so many parents this week, you were fantastic, coming up with some amazing ideas and helping the children to get started.

The club is open to all Year 5 children. Please speak to Miss Terry, Miss Seera or Mrs Farren for more information.

Joke Machine - Lea Forest Filming

posted 25 Jan 2014, 10:27 by J Croxon [ updated 25 Jan 2014, 13:18 ]

We are pleased to announce that Lea Forest Primary Academy have been chosen to take part in an exciting BBC television show called ‘Joke Machine’. An episode of Joke Machine will be filmed in the academy on Monday 27 January to be broadcast on national television later in the year.

Changes to the start of day arrangements

posted 24 Jan 2014, 18:05 by J Croxon

From Monday the 27th of January and for the remainder of the spring term, we will be opening the academies to the classrooms at 8:45am and children will come straight into the academy when the bell sounds.

Between 8:45am and 9:00am the children will be involved in a variety of reading activities in class to support reading development across the whole academy.

Doors will remain open as normal until 9:00am and any child arriving after 9:00am will be marked as late on the register. To ensure that every child benefits from this additional reading we would like to encourage all children to arrive promptly at 8:45 and go immediately into their class.

Thanking you in advance for your support

Mrs Thompson

Evening Mail Success Stories - Thursday 23rd January 2014

posted 22 Jan 2014, 20:46 by J Croxon

We are delighted to announce that Lea Forest has been chosen as this weeks Success Story in the Evening Mail - The article will be published on Thursday the 23rd of January. Keep an eye out for the great photos of our staff and children, the page long article explores some of the amazing projects and work that we have done and how the academy has embraced innovation since we converted to an academy in 2012.

Parent Information: Winter Closure Procedures

posted 20 Jan 2014, 18:11 by J Croxon

We'll be working extra hard to keep the academy open during the winter months and have made sure that we have plenty of grit and snow shovels to keep our grounds clear and safe for all of our academy community.

In the unlikely event of an academy closure we will inform parents via our website (www.leaforestacademy.org) twitter: (@lea_forest_aet) Facebook.com: www.facebook.com/leaforestprimary) Text2Parents and the local Radio stations (BBC WM, Heart, Free Radio).

Staff Training Day

posted 17 Jan 2014, 15:16 by J Croxon [ updated 17 Jan 2014, 18:01 ]

The academy is closed to all pupils on Monday the 20th of January for a staff training day.

We will be reopening as normal on Tuesday the 21st of January 2014

Nursery Applications For Children Starting In September 2014

posted 17 Jan 2014, 15:13 by J Croxon [ updated 17 Jan 2014, 18:01 ]

The age range for pupils due to start Nursery in September 2014 is 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011.

Application Forms will be available from the Office from Tuesday 21 January 2014.

Please ensure all completed application are returned to the Office by Friday 28 February 2014