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A message from Mrs Thompson

posted 21 Jul 2017, 06:59 by J Croxon

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of another school year at Lea Forest.

This has been a highly successful and rewarding year for Lea Forest. Being recognised by Ofsted as a good school in November, the successes of our amazing football, rugby, Tri- golf, athletics and  tennis teams, our best SATs results for many years and the wonderful addition of our purpose built new library have all contributed to an amazing year for your children and everyone at the school. 

A big congratulations to our tennis team for coming first in their competition and to the girl’s football team, and the mixed rounders and  rugby teams for finishing a close second.   At every competition we are congratulated for our children’s behaviour, respect and sportsmanship.  We are very proud of them.

Year 6 this year have been fabulous and we will be really sorry to see them leave.  They are all ready for the new challenges of secondary school and we wish them well at their new schools.Their production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was stunning and a lovely farewell performance for us to remember them all by.

I must thank you all as parents and carers for your tremendous support and growing involvement with the school. A massive thanks must go to our Parent Consultation Group. Our Family Fun Day, suggested by and planned by the group was an amazing success, great fun and is the start of many more parent school fund raising fun activities in the future, which we will build on next year. 

At this time of year we always have to say goodbye to staff moving on:  Miss Rose is leaving us to have her baby, Mrs McElroy-Stringer is moving to a new school, Mr Mills leaves us to begin training as a teacher and Mrs Goldie and Mrs Scranage are retiring. 

It is also with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to Mrs Cook who is leaving due to ill health.  She had worked as  a Teaching Assistant in the school for 15 years.

We wish them all every success and happiness in their new ventures.

I sincerely hope you all have an amazing, relaxing and safe Summer holiday and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 6 September to start all over again and continue our journey to outstanding.

 

 

 

The New Library

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:57 by J Croxon

The new library is almost  ready to open! We have been busy this week  moving in over 6000 books  and adding a few  finishing touches to our remarkable reading space.

We will be opening the library after school for parents to visit as well. Look out for updates on the website.

 

Family Fun Day

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:54 by J Croxon

On Friday 30 June 2017, we will be holding our first  family fun afternoon.  This has been  organised by our  Parent Consultation Group who have worked alongside Mrs Gonzales and Mrs Wakelam.  It will start at 2pm on the top field and everyone is welcome.  There will be bouncy  castles, stalls and there will also be an opportunity to “Soak the teachers”!  We will send a letter with further details next week.

 

Nursery Places

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:52 by J Croxon

We still have a limited number of part-time places available in Nursery for September 2017. Please contact the main office on 0121 675 3985 for more information or to request  an application pack.

 

Uniform Reminder

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:42 by J Croxon

Our visitors always comment how smart and  respectful our children are.  Please help us to  continue to impress our visitors by making sure your child has the correct uniform in school.

TRAINERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE WORN

Boys

Grey Trousers

Red Sweatshirts with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Sweatshirt

Red Polo Shirt with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Polo Shirt or Plain White Polo Shirt

Grey Socks - Black Shoes

Girls

Grey Skirt or Grey Trousers

Red Sweatshirts with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Sweatshirt or Plain Red Cardigan

Red Polo Shirt with Lea Forest Logo or Plain Red Polo Shirt or Plain White Polo Shirt

Grey Socks or Grey Tights

Black Shoes (Boots and open toe sandals are not acceptable footwear in the academy.)

Simple Red and White Gingham Dress

Plain Red or White Head Scarves

 

Sporting Success Stories

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:31 by J Croxon

Congratulations to  Tiaani-Millie  from Yr4 who received a special award over the weekend for her tap dancing skills and to Millie also in Yr4 who has been selected to play in the  Erdington and Saltley  Primary school district football team.

Our  football teams have had a brilliant year as well, with the boys team  currently 5th in their league and the girls currently in 2nd place (only 2 points  from the top spot). Thank you to all the parents who have supported our children at the events.

 

Think Before You Park

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:29 by J Croxon

Please help us to keep our children safe by not parking in a dangerous or illegal fashion.  Wherever possible we ask parents to use alternative modes of transport or park a short distance away from the academy to prevent congestion around the school gates.

 

Staff Leaving

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:26 by J Croxon

It is that time of the year where we start to plan for the next academic year, this includes welcoming new children into Nursery and Reception classes and matching existing classes and children to the right teachers.  It will be time to say farewell to some members of staff who have decided to further their careers elsewhere when we break-up for the summer holidays.

Mrs Goldie leaves Lea Forest after 19 long years of teaching throughout the school from EYFS upto Year 6 and most recently carrying out successful intervention groups.

Mrs McElroy-Stringer  is going to work at Topcliffe Primary Academy as  SENCO.  Mrs McElroy-Stringer has been with us for 3 years and has gained experience and now wants to further her teaching journey.

Mrs Scranage will be retiring after four and a half years as our school Receptionist. 

Mrs Cummins who has been with us for just under 2 years will be leaving on 26 June to take up a new role at Alderbrook Secondary school in Solihull.

We wish them all the very best of luck in everything they do and hope they keep in touch.

 

Plans for September 2017

posted 18 Jun 2017, 23:24 by J Croxon   [ updated 18 Jun 2017, 23:25 ]

We have two members of staff who will be leaving us for just a short amount of time whilst they take their maternity leave.          

Mrs Gonzalez and Miss Rose will both have their hands full in September and we wish them the best of luck. We will keep you informed of the new arrivals!   

We are delighted to have appointed a new Assistant Headteacher to complete our SLT team.  Mrs Wale will join us in September 2017.  In addition to this, we have also appointed Miss Collis who will  be starting her teaching career with us as an NQT.  Miss Collis recently completed her teaching practise with us and was successful in securing a full time position in our school.  Finally, we will be welcoming back Mrs Jeacock who returns from maternity leave in September.

The children will find out their new classes and teacher on Wednesday 5 July 2017 when they will spend a morning getting to know them.

 

Safeguarding Update

posted 9 Jun 2017, 08:35 by J Croxon

The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority for Lea Forest Academy. As you already know, we implement a number of measures as part of a comprehensive plan aimed at ensuring our school remains a safe place for our children to learn.

The school has clear procedures in place and we practice these at least once a year. We have practiced our Lockdown Procedure today. During a Lockdown Procedure, classroom doors are secured and the children remain inside the room until instructed by the teacher to resume their activities. All exterior doors are locked and no one is permitted to enter or leave the building. Children are kept inside the school and classrooms when circumstances make it safer to stay in the classroom rather than evacuate. Just as we prepare our children to properly respond to a fire drill, they also need to be aware of the proper response during a lockdown drill. These drills should be treated with the same level of importance as fire drills.

Please be assured that staff have spent time discussing the importance of this procedure with the children prior to running the drill. We also took time after the drill to remind them that it was only a practice and that there was no danger.

 

Please talk to your child about today’s lockdown to ensure they have understood that it was only a practice.

 

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