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100% phonics pass – letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

If you have ever heard me talk to you as a parent, you will know I am absolutely passionate about educating the whole child and have been since forever! This belief stems from personal life experiences as a Mum and as a teacher, who has seen first-hand, the difference it can make when a child finds what their special gift is in life, academic or not. I make no apology for this and the fact that as long as I am leader of this school, this ethos will be the roots that our school will grow on. Why do I say this now?

Last week I received a letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP – who is the Minister of State for School Standards. He wrote to congratulate us, as a school, for our ‘outstanding achievement in 2019 phonics screening check.’ The letter goes on to detail about how he would like to see our excellent teaching of phonics replicated across the country and that we are in the top 2% of all primary schools in the country (there are 20,832). What makes me proud, really proud is that we don’t teach to the test, we don’t narrow the curriculum, our children get lessons above and beyond what we ‘should’ teach them like specialist music, signing, PE, Preston Curriculum – but we still make sure they have the basic decoding that they need to be able to succeed in school, but more importantly in life. The staff here work so hard everyday to give our children the best education that they possibly can and we do this holding hands with you, their parents, because we know that team work does make the dream work.

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for working with us, supporting us and trusting us to do what we do, even when it is slightly unorthodox, together we really do achieve more. I have attached the letter below.

Thankyou

A very proud Headteacher

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