It’s been fabulous week with probably the best sports days in Lea Forest history. Unfortunately, I missed both days as I was attending the AET Principals’ Conference on Thursday and on Friday I joined Year 2 on their trip to Weston-Super-Mare.
Year 6 SATS Results
We are really proud of our Year 6 children who completed their SATS tests in May. This week, the results were published and we are pleased to report that our standards remain well above national figures. A HUGE well done to our children and staff…
Reading = 94% (National 74%) with 66% at Greater Depth Standard
Writing = 87% (National 69%) with 21% at Greater Depth Standard
Maths = 70% (National 71%) with 21% at Greater Depth Standard
SPAG = 92% (National 72%) with 64% at Greater Depth Standard
Combined = 70% (National 59%) with 18% at Greater Depth Standard
Class Arrangements for 2022/23
On Monday, we had a practice run for September where all of the children had the opportunity to spend the morning in their new classrooms with their new teachers and teaching assistants. There was a great buzz throughout the morning with everyone on their best behaviour and making their best first impressions! I did write to you all with details of class arrangements for September; these details can also be found here.
It’s that time of year where we are welcoming new members of staff and I’m delighted to share that we have appointed some excellent additions to the team for September:
* Miss Clamp (joining as an ECT; taught 1HM this year)
* Miss Downing (joining as an ECT; taught in 1KR this year)
* Mrs Young (joining us as an experienced Teaching Assistant)
* Miss Fielding (joining as a newly qualified TA)
* Mr Monro-Jones (joining as an Apprentice TA)
* Miss Brown (joining as an Apprentice TA)
We will also be preparing to say goodbye to members of staff who are moving on to pastures new. I did write to you a couple of weeks ago to inform you that Mr Taylor has secured himself a Headship for September, taking up post at Warren Farm Primary. We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Wood and Miss Magee when we finish for the summer. Mrs Wood has been at Lea Forest for 10 years and has always been a hardworking and dedicated member of staff, committed to improving the lives of the children in her care. She started her career here as a newly qualified teacher (Miss Oliver). She is a truly fabulous teacher who has taught across KS1 and KS2 and will be a real asset to her new school. Miss Magee also started her career as a newly qualified teacher here at Lea Forest 3 years ago, after training with us the year before. Miss Magee is also a fantastic teacher and has a lot to offer to another school that is on a journey of improvement. I’m sure you will join me in wishing them all the best of luck for the future and will ensure their last few weeks with us are enjoyable.