Head of School Update – Friday 14th September 2018

This week we have welcomed our new Reception pupils to King Offa Primary Academy, with today being their first full day and the first opportunity that all 60 children will spend together. We have been incredibly impressed with the level of independence and enthusiasm shown by the children, and they seem to have enjoyed their first few visits to school.

As you can see from the image, they have been coming into their new classrooms superbly, looking incredibly smart in their uniforms. We are very excited to follow their journeys in Red and Blue class this year.

Attendance at school has been fantastic! On one of the days this week we had an attendance rate in excess of 99%, which is a great achievement. I know it is early on in the term, but it makes a great difference, so thank you for your contributions to this!

The Book Fair will be starting on Monday (17th September) through to Thursday, from 3.00 until 3.30pm. As always, there will be a great selection of the latest books for all ages, by all of our favourite authors, and reading accessories too. If the weather is kind, we will hold the Book Fair on the playground.  Should it be wet weather, the Book Fair will take place near the School Office.

Just to remind you that on Thursday 20th November, pupils will have their individual photographs for this academic year taken. Please ensure pupils are in their full school uniform.

Hopefully, you will all have received an invitation to our ‘Meet-and-Greet’ afternoon on Tuesday 25th September. This is a good opportunity to meet with your child’s class teacher, have a tour of their classroom and gather some information about the year ahead. I hope you will be able to join us.

Finally, we today said ‘Goodbye’ to Mrs Gentry (many of you will remember her as ‘Miss Smith’) who leaves us after four years at King Offa Primary Academy. Since joining in 2014, Mrs Gentry has done a super job, working with lots of our young people and their families and being a friendly face at the School Office. She is going on to use her skills in her new role as a parenting practitioner in Hastings and I know she will bring great support to the families she will be working with .

I’m sure you will join me in wishing Mrs Gentry well for the future and to thank her for her invaluable contribution to King Offa Primary Academy.

Have a fantastic weekend and I will look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Mr Ryan Laker

Head of School