Head’s Blog

Autumn Term One 18-19

Well, we’ve had a fabulous start to the new academic year, with all the children settled and enjoying their new year bands and their learning. I have spent lots of time in classrooms, working with the children and observing daily learning and it’s been an absolute pleasure, with the children showing great enthusiasm. We have also welcomed many new children to the Academy, moving from different schools. Our new nursery cohort have settled extremely well into their new setting and have become apart of the Eaton Park school family very quickly.

Year 4 have enjoyed a trip to Peak Wildlife and Year 3 have been to Stanley Head to explore rivers as part of their topic work. We have lots more fabulous trips planned. We also welcomed Key Strings into school to perform for the children and share many different musical instruments. It was fantastic to see some of the children taking part in the performance and playing the instruments.

It has been fantastic to welcome so many parents/carers to our phonics workshops, providing them with the opportunity to see how Phonics is taught and ways they can help their child’s learning at home. It was great to receive lots of questions from many parents/carers, so we thank you for coming along. Next week, sees the start of our parent interactive lessons which we are looking forward to.

On Friday 21st September, we supported the Dougie Mac Day by holding a non-school uniform day to raise money for this fantastic cause. The Dougie Mac bus paid us a visit to thank us for our donations and work. We also held a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday 28th September, where lots of our parents/carers joined us for a coffee and a piece of cake. Thank you for the donations we received.

Our new Junior Leadership team is all set up, with our new head boy and head girl appointed, along with our deputies and ambassadors who are going to work alongside myself and Mrs Brammer to ensure the academy is always the best it can be. We also have our additional leadership roles in place including our playground warriors, digital literacy leaders and science ambassadors.