Heads update 22.10.21


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the last Head of School update for this term. I cannot quite believe it is the end of Term 1! However, I do know that a well deserved break is in sight for pupils, parents and staff alike.

I would like to start by thanking the pupils at King Offa. They have worked incredibly hard this term, they have been focused, enthusiastic and their learning behaviours are improving all of the time. Mr Dawson has had the pleasure of teaching lots of different classes this term and he has been impressed, he has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the teaching and learning process but has been blown away by the behaviour and high expectations that they have of themselves and each other.

We have been busy these past few weeks and I am thrilled to say that we have been having a fabulously fun and creative time. The art work projects have been outstanding, the writing has been incredible, the phonics sessions have been carefully planned and delivered ensuring all pupils make progress and the ambassadors have been an asset to the school community.

The Early Years Foundation Stage have settled beautifully into school life. Please take a look at the photos above of fruity kebabs (maths that is edible!) and beautiful Hedgehogs that have been created by the children. All staff are thrilled with how well the children have adapted to school routines and are very excited about next term. I believe a trip to the De La Warr  is planned and I hope I am invited to watch the ‘Stickman’ production.

We are excited to inform you that parents evening has been booked for the second week back after half term. The teachers are looking forward to meeting you and sharing achievements and next steps for your child. Please ensure that you book on the Arbor parent portal.

I am hoping to attract a new parent governor or two… please do check the bulletin for details or contact the office for an application form. It would be fantastic to work more closely with you and share the great achievements of the school alongside our vision and future hopes.

Term 2 will be exciting as always and fingers crossed we will be able to celebrate Christmas this year as a school community. I want to share that we do have plans for an EYFS Nativity, KS1 Carol concert, Y3-5 Church service and Y6 Christmas performance at the De La Warr. More details nearer the time will follow. But brace yourselves for the Christmas songs in November (apologies in advance!)

Have a well rested half term. Enjoy some family time,

Best wishes,

Miss N Baker

Head of school