I hope you have all had a wonderful summer with your families!
Today at school, staff have been hard at work, preparing for the pupils’ return. We have been honing our new curriculum and revisiting our planning for the year ahead. We’ve also been learning an intensive reading programme called ‘switch-on’, which enables children and young people who find reading difficult to become more effective and active readers.
I am excited to have welcomed new members of #TeamStGiles, who started work with us today. It’s great to have been joined by new staff, who are experienced and committed SEND practitioners.
We have some amazing activities and experiences planned between now and Christmas. Educational visits will resume and we have some wonderful visitors who will be visiting school and we will also be contributing to the new town railway station and Mayflower 400 celebrations.
We’ll be running the first series of parent support and training sessions, which will focus on tissue viability, signs and symbols, sleeping better and reading.
I’m proud to have started as permanent Head of School and am I very much looking forward to our fabulous future together. We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and welcoming our new students too.
Have a great week!