I hope the summer is going well for everyone. I am looking forward to welcoming back all the children at the start of a new school year.
We are extremely pleased to be welcoming all our new pupils to the school. We have pupils joining us in various year groups as well as those just starting out on their school journey at the tender age of 4! We are delighted that Brightwell is their chosen school and look forward to getting to know them all across the coming year.
At the very end of last year the school received a monitoring visit from County. I am delighted to report that we were judged as a good school under the new Ofsted framework. Achievement for all pupils at the school has been judged as good or better. We were praised for the detailed analysis that staff make for all pupils so regularly. This enables them to really understand the next steps required in every pupils’ learning. We are very proud of the outcome.
I would like to congratulate the year 6 pupils who left us in July. 100% achieved Level 4s (National Average) in Writing, Reading and Maths this year with over a third of our pupils gaining a level 5. We also gained a Level 6 in mathematics – the first year that a paper has been available for the most outstanding students.
Our Key Stage 1 pupils are also worthy of big congratulations. Their results were also good with 100% of pupils achieving a level 2 (National Average) in Reading, 84% in writing and 92% in Mathematics. The number of level 3 children (those working within Key Stage 2 expectations already) has increased significantly on last year. Well done to every one of them.
We are pleased to welcome Pebbles and Olive to Brightwell School. They are our new chickens. They are cared for very well by the children and provide us with delicious eggs that are used by our, very successful, breakfast club.
As we begin the next term we are planning to meet with Korky Paul, the children’s book illustrator. Korky has illustrated many books including the well loved books - The Fish Who Could Wish and Winnie the Witch. He will work with the children and I know, will inspire their imagination to illustrate their writing. He is a very vibrant character whom I am sure will have a positive impact on the children’s learning. We are all looking forward to his visit.
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