Welcome Back to the final term! We are all waiting on the sun to come out and the weather to warm us up!
As you will know Adele White is on leave this term and will not be returning to NPS. I am very pleased to announce that Mr Michael Rostig has taken on the role of Deputy Principal for this term until Steve Cornish joins us in 2024.
Michael is working everyday with the exception of Tuesday.
He has been in the role since the beginning of term and has hit the ground running!
While Michael is in the Deputy role we have Marsha Seebohm taking the majority of our Arts lessons. Marsha is a trained Arts teacher and we are lucky that we were able to backfill Michael so efficiently.
Michael is able to assist with any matters that arise, and should you have need to, please don’t hesitate to contact him via phone or email.
CLASSES FOR 2024
At this time we are looking at the classes we will be able to run and considering class sizes, make-up and teacher allocation. Allocating children to classes is a complex and detailed process involving collecting feedback from staff, parents/carers and students. The size of our classes is determined by the DfE guidelines with a recommended maximum of 26 students in R-2 classes and 30 students in 3-7 classes. Every year we try to keep our numbers as small as possible to support learning and teacher/student wellbeing.
In constructing classes the following factors are considered:
Allocating children to classes is a complex and detailed process involving collecting feedback from staff, parents/carers and students. The size of our classes is determined by the DfE guidelines: 26 students in R-2 classes and 30 students in 3-7 classes (with some funding to keep year 3 classes lower where possible). Our aim is to establish balanced classes and in doing so we consider:
· gender balance
· social, emotional and academic needs
· friendship and social dynamics
· behavioural factors
· individual personality characteristics
· specific learning needs
As part of this process, we invite parents/carers to put in writing any issues, concerns or requests that you believe should be taken into consideration and that may impact on the educational outcomes of your child/children.
These requests generally will pertain to social-emotional factors and not directed towards specific teachers in particular.
Additionally, if you know that you are not returning to NPS next year could you also please let us know to assist with our planning.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10th November.
We still have some outstanding accounts which need to be paid please by the end of the year. If you have not completed payment of your 2023 M&S fees or any other outstanding debt you will have received a letter from us asking for payment or asking you to apply for school card.
Can you please respond to this letter.
The school relies on parent contributions to support the teaching and learning provided to your child. School card is paid directly to the school so it is of great benefit to us. If you think that you are eligible for you to follow through on the process. If you are unclear about the process contact Chelsea Marshall, Finance Officer, and she can help you with it.