Head’s Blog 17/09/19

I hope everyone has settled-in after a very rewarding and relaxing break. It’s been fantastic to see our pupils working so well in their new classrooms and being given challenging and inspiring work by their wonderful teachers!

Thank you also for your comments about the new school day and the positive effects it’s having on pupils. We really value your feedback and it is a key factor in our ongoing improvements. My door is, as ever, always open if you want to discuss any issues with me.

NURTURE PROVISION
Following the success of our nurture provision last year, we have expanded it!
This allows us to provide the support for pupils who struggle with school and allows us to give them the quality of education they deserve. The provision is led by Ms Banfield and staffed by our exceptional team of Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs). In time, the pupils will even be running a cafe – more details to follow!

One of our new Nurture rooms
A place where pupils feel safe to express there concerns and worries
A place where they can access the curriculum at a pace that keeps them confident

With very best wishes,

Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 15/07/19

Many thanks to all the Year 5 parents who came to the Secondary School Transfer meeting on Thursday. It was great to see so many of you there!
If you missed the meeting and would like to find out more, I have uploaded the Power Point presentation below and I am always available to talk you through the process. The office staff can also help you with the on-line application process if you are having difficulty or do not have access to a computer.

The Power Point can found here.

With very best wishes,

Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 21/06/19

It’s the longest day of the year and I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend of good weather and long nights!

Our wonderful School Council have produced their own newsletter so you can keep up-to-date with their numerous, varied and successful initiatives.

Not only will it provide our community with useful information, but they’ve also made the decision to keep it electronic so that its environmental cost and legacy is as small as possible. As you’ll see in this issue, recycling and environmental awareness are big priorities for the School Council. We’re all really looking forward to seeing this develop across the school.

This issue of their magazine can be found by clicking here.

With very best wishes,

Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 11/06/19

As you know, feeling SAFE is one of our core values and we do everything we can to ensure that everyone in our community feels safe and their health and well-being is secure.

In our classrooms, we have introduced worry boxes to help with the children’s health and well-being. And to tackle any anxieties big or small. The idea being that the box keeps the worry so that the child can let it go. Then teachers can address the worries in a sensitive and private way.

Best wishes,

Ian McCrae

Head’s Blog 20/03/19

Head’s Blog 20/03/19

We take on-line safety very seriously here at Kingsley and, thankfully, incidents are rare.
It was really useful to welcome our friends at Parent Zone to provide digital resilience assemblies for pupils this week. They, through Ms Kelly, will be providing workshops and further assemblies for pupils and members of our community. More information to follow!
Here are the relevant details:

Free Digital Resilience Workshops provided by[parentzone.org.uk] Parent Zone. Parent Zone is an organisation that works with professionals, young people and parents to ensure young people are resilient to the challenges of the online world

Pupils: Interactive workshops/assemblies giving pupils the critical thinking skills they need to challenge what they see online; identify reliable and unreliable sources of information; and know what to do if they need help.