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A message from our Head Teacher Mrs Thompson

posted 14 Jul 2015, 07:27 by J Croxon

Dear Parents

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another year at Lea Forest Academy - and what a fantastic year it has been!  

It seems like a long time ago now that we received our really positive report from Ofsted recognising the significant progress the school had made on its journey to ‘Good’. We continue to strive to move the journey ever closer to the ultimate goal of ‘Outstanding’.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for all their hard work and the parents for all their support.

Our children have all enjoyed a wide range of ‘Wow’ activities within the curriculum engaging them in their learning.

 Some of the highlights have been –

Y6 residential to Condover where the children experienced a range of outdoor activities pushing them to their limits!

Y5 Harry Potter Museum – bringing the books to life

Y4 Re-enacting life as a Viking

Y3 Trip to Forge Mill where the children had first hand experience of archaeology

Y2 Beau Manor Hall with a ‘Pirate’ theme

Y1 Visit by ‘Creaturama’ making a range of dinosaur models – still proudly on display in our corridors

Reception & Nursery enjoyed a white Christmas at the Snowdome

Our children have taken part in a wide selection of after school sports clubs run by Central Coaching. This has enabled us to take part in many sporting competitions this year. They have done us proud at every single event!

We are sad to say goodbye to the following members of staff –

Mrs Newton who has been with us for two years on secondment and is now returning to Topcliffe Primary School.

Mrs Blaydes is leaving to further her Maths specialism.

Mrs Hooper who has a new role in another local school.

Miss Norton who has successfully completed her Level 2 apprenticeship and is moving to a new permanent role.

We will also be saying a temporary goodbye to Miss Hadfield who will be going on maternity leave.

Our congratulations go to Miss Kenny who will become Mrs Gonzales during the holiday!

On a final note I wish to express my personal thanks to Ian Lowe. Ian came to Lea Forest in September 2013 to support the school as Executive Head Teacher. His support has been invaluable. AET are now confident that the Academy can move forward without the support of an Executive Head Teacher. I know that Ian will be supporting other schools in Birmingham in the near future and we all wish him continued success.

Good luck and best wishes to all our Year 6 leavers who are moving on to secondary school. I will miss every one of you.

In the first newsletter of the new academic year we will introduce you to the new members of staff that you will be getting to know.

I wish every one of you a safe and restful holiday and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 7 September.

Mrs Hilary Thompson

Head Teacher