Headteacher’s Update – April 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

We enjoyed a special assembly to wish Mr Gaskill all the best in his new role today. The staff choir performed harmoniously  (even with me involved!), head boy and girl gave out awards and we all watched the final take of a whole school dance routine in his honour.  Mr Gaskill’s post as Director of Primary Education in the Rowan Learning Trust means he will not be a stranger, still supporting the school with teaching and learning as well as other primary schools in the Trust. He will be championing collaboration and sharing of ideas between schools too, helping us to continuously improve our service to our pupils and the community.

Walk Run Jog Fundraiser

I cannot thank you, our children and the community enough for your enthusiasm and generosity in fundraising for this event. We have raised a whopping £3938.50! The Marus Bridge Sports Council, in collaboration with school leaders, are going work on a strategy for spending the money to improve sports equipment, provision and even fixed play equipment. They will in touch with an update soon.

Queen’s Jubilee

Staff are currently finalising plans to mark and celebrate the upcoming jubilee. It is a cultural and historic event that we want our pupils to enjoy, but also understand the meaning of. I will write to you next week with an overview of our plans.

PSHE Consultation and Coffee

Don’t forget that next Wednesday at 9am we are inviting you in to find out about and discuss our updated PSHE and Relationships curriculum – something we are very proud of. Consultation with parents is mandatory every two years; we have consulted with pupils and staff, so you are missing piece in the jigsaw. Marus Bridge PTA are kindly helping out with the coffee and biscuits so do pop in and catch up with us.

The Brick food bank

The Brick food bank has put out an urgent call for help this week due to food donation shortages. As you know this is a charity that we always aim to support. We are going to do a run to the food bank next Friday, so if you are able to spare any food items (namely tinned meat/fish/veg, potatoes, noodles and biscuits) then they would be gratefully received. Please leave any donations in the entrance of school from Tues – Friday morning next week so that we can take them on Friday afternoon. Thank you for your kindness.

Finally, can I say huge well done to our Y6 pupils; they have worked tirelessly and with unbelievable enthusiasm in the run up to their SATs which commence a week on Monday. We could not be prouder of them and regardless of results, they are heroes who have huge futures ahead of them.

Kind regards,

Mr Aldridge

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