Head of School Update – Friday 19th July 2019

Welcome to the final update of the 2018/19 academic year!

It’s been another fantastic year at King Offa Primary Academy and I would like to thank all of the pupils and all of the staff here at school, for their fabulous effort throughout the year.

The school has achieved some outstanding results; significantly increasing the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in Reading at the end of Key Stage 2 and improving the percentage of pupils who pass the Phonics Screening Test at the end of Year 1. Of course, a year in the life of a school goes far beyond standardized results. Indeed, these updates have given me the opportunity, throughout the year, to share wider pupil and school achievements, across so many different areas, and celebrate the diverse curriculum on offer to our pupils.

Today, in our very special Leavers’ Assembly, we celebrated the effort and achievements of pupils from across the year. Nominated by their class teachers, for exceptional progress and success, I’m delighted that the following children won a very special award:

EYFS / Key Stage 1 ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’ Award – Billy B. (Year 2)
Key Stage 2 ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom’ Award – Kingsley C. (Year 6)

EYFS Sports Award – Oscar P.
Key Stage 1 Sports Award – Taonga D. (Year 1)
Key Stage 2 Sports Award – Sophia G. (Year 5)

EYFS Writing Award – Millie H.
Key Stage 1/2 Writing Award – Hughen S.

EYFS Maths Award – Vinnie S.
Key Stage 1/2 Maths Award – Finley C. (Year 4)

EYFS Reading Award – Oscar S.
Key Stage 1 Reading Award – Mia H. (Year 2)
Key Stage 2 Reading Award – Tillie I (Year 3)

Thank you to Mrs Meader, Mrs Harman, Mr Rumsey, Mrs Osman and Mrs Speed who awarded this year’s trophies and prizes and to all of the 2019 winners.

We also awarded our very special Term 6 Certificates of Merit. The winners this term were:

Year R – Maddie P., Vinnie S., Finlay S. and Jessica S.
Year 1 – Leo H., Evie W., Georgina-Marie K. and James B.
Year 2 – Alex D., Leila R., Leon J. and  Joseph B.
Year 3 – Sofia W., Jacob W., Elizabeth T., Joel B., Megan A. and George S.
Year 4  – Mia B., Thais B., Maisie P. and Faith D.
Year 5 – Taylor B., Russell P., Otto T. and Alyssa D
Year 6 – Teddy B., Eleanor L., Callum S and Alicia G

Well done to all of our White Certificate winners.

Of course, with every last assembly of the school year, there are some ‘Goodbyes’ to be said.

Today, we said ‘Goodbye’ to some of our staff. Thank you very much to Mrs Spowart, Mrs Guille, Mrs Reynolds and Mr Rumsey for their commitment and professionalism. I am sure you will join me in wishing them well for the future.

We also, of course, wish our fabulous Year 6 pupils the best of luck as they begin new adventures and open new chapters!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the whole school community – pupils, parents, staff and friends – for their contributions to the school across the past year! I look forward to seeing you all in September, where we will go again, to be even better!

Happy holidays!

Mr Ryan Laker
Head of School