Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to Green Oak School. I really hope you have had an enjoyable summer with your family. The staff have been working very hard over the summer holidays to make sure we are ready to begin this new academic year. Most of the classrooms, corridors and library areas have been painted and we have re-organised many resource areas and classrooms.

You may have noticed that many new routines and procedures are now in place and I want to thank you for your patience with these. It always takes a bit of time to ensure we get everything right for the children.

We are arranging year group meetings for you all this month to explain some of our expectations for this year-homework, reading routines, uniform etc so look out for the dates for those. We will also be explaining the teaching topics for this term and the summary for each class for this will be on the website next week.

Parents and Carers can now have a very brief discussion with school staff in the mornings but if you need a longer time, please either see your child’s teacher after school or book an appointment through the office. If you want to have a meeting at any time with myself, please also book an appointment via the school office.

I am looking forward to working together with you all this year and appreciate all your support so far- the children look very smart in their uniforms and are responding really well to our new routines.

Yours sincerely

Philippa Leftley