Headteacher’s Weekly Update – 17th April 2015

Everyone has returned to school after the Easter Break full of energy and enthusiasm for the term ahead. The sun shining really makes a difference and lots of classes have been making the most of the good weather to use our outside space. Year one spent a really enjoyable afternoon looking for different types of plants on our school field as part of their learning in science.

This week we have sent out letters to parents of reception aged children who have been offered a place for their child at King Offa this coming September. I am sure that you have seen in the media that there is a real pressure on school places across the country. East Sussex has asked us to open an additional class in September which means that instead of welcoming the usual sixty children we will instead welcome ninety. The decision to agree to the extra class for this year has been very carefully thought through and planned. A temporary classroom will be located on the school playground that will be joined onto our existing year one classroom. This will give children in year one access to their own outside area next year which means that teachers will be able to be even more creative in their planning of lessons. As well as this the key stage one toilets, which are very dated, will be redesigned and modernised. The existing foundation stage playground will be expanded in size and more resources will be available. All of this work will be funded by the Local Authority which is great news for King Offa.

In assembly this morning the children were told about arrangements for lunchtime now that the sun has started shining. From Monday we will be making use of our school field. Please remember to send your child to school with a sun hat if the weather continues to be more spring like!

Enjoy the Weekend,

James Freeston

Headteacher