Message From The Executive Head Teacher
It’s great to have everybody back in school after the lovely summer and after two successful residentials. Judging by the photos on the website, the comments from the staff and the fantastic Assembly last week, Year 6 had a brilliant time in the Isle of Wight. Likewise Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their three days at Grendon, and we’re looking forward to their Assembly on Friday, 5th October. I’m very grateful to the staff team that enabled these residentials to take place – Miss Harrison and Mrs Jenkinson for Year 6 and Miss Brown, Mrs Starr and Mrs Gray with Year4, and I’m pleased to report they are now also well-washed and well-rested!
Thank you, too, to Mrs Hawke for the implementation of this great newsletter. I’m hopeful it will prove an effective way of keeping the channels of communication open, particularly now that Mrs Hawke has a greater responsibility for the running of the school. She has also been instrumental in the development of the ‘Values Families’ in school, as well as the ‘Terrific Texts’ that I know many of you are enjoying receiving.
Can I reassure you all that the drive for the highest of standards – in terms of behaviour, academia, sport and music continues at Isham; our current data picture looks very positive and our governors and staff team are more than capable of ensuring future success. We continue to work as a positive cohesive and driven team under the new model of Executive Headship, and I very much look forward to Isham’s continued success.
Kirstin Howarth, Executive Head Teacher
Last month, FOIS held their Annual General Meeting and voted in a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary for the year. Please check out their latest Newsletter below for all the latest information. The newsletter can also be viewed on our website - www.ishamprimary.org.uk
Now is the time of year when potential applicants for our Reception class 2019 are asked to apply.
For those of you with children who will be 4 between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, our Open Hours for the 2019 intake are shown below. Please confirm your attendance by email or by calling 01536723956 and speaking to Sue Wood or Susanna Hogan.
There are 3 Open Hours for you to choose from - all run from 11am-12pm. Dates are:
- Wednesday 17th October 2018
- Tuesday 20th November 2018
- Friday 11th January 2019
The invite is for the full hour. You will have chance to hear a little about our school, meet the team, have a look around and ask any questions. The Exec-Head Teacher will also talk through the admissions process and how to apply to us - slightly different given our Academy status and our VA heritage.
The hour is intended for parents only and, whilst we don't seek to be awkward, we feel it would be easier for you to come without children in tow. That said, if it's impossible, we do understand.
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019 (5pm)