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Dear Parents,

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you all back to school and to the start of this academic year. I trust you have all had some time to rest and relax. For some it is the start of your journey with us and for some it will be the final year before you move onto pastures new.

It is also the start of a new chapter for me as I begin my Headship here at Kildwick. I am looking forward immensely to working with all members of the school community and beyond as we look to the future, forging strong partnerships with parents and the wider community.

We also welcome three further members of staff to school. Mrs Ruth Sharples who will be teaching in Class 3, Mrs Ygern Roberts (who many will already know as a parent) who will be working in Class 1 and Mrs Sandra Chapman who is the new Administrator. If you would like to say hello to her or have information to pass to her then please come up to her office at the top of the stairs. She has had a very busy, if not overwhelming week, as she gets used to the school’s systems and practices. I will try to persuade her to come and say hello in person next week. :)

We wish them all well as they settle into school.

School Aims / Vision – All staff and governors spent a very productive morning on Monday, working on our aims and vision. We are in the process of consulting the children about their views and we would also like your opinion before we put a draft version together. One thing that emerged is that we would like to be outward looking, not only working in partnership with other schools but also using our skills and resources to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  You will shortly be receiving a questionnaire and I would greatly appreciate your contribution.

I also plan to upgrade the school website, add a Facebook page and also create a school blog where children’s learning in and out of school can be showcased.

It’s been a productive first week and I’m really excited about what the future holds for Kildwick School. We will all sleep well on Friday. Have a great weekend!

Tim Whitehead

Autumn 2016

Friday 14th October – Class 5 assembly to parents – 2.45pm

Week beginning 17th October – Parents’ evening 

Wednesday 12th October - Cross Country at Cliffe Castle – 3.30pm.

Thursday 20th October – PTA Movie night. – See separate email for details.

School closes for half term – Friday 21st October

School reopens for children on Tuesday 1st November

10th November – EYFS Open day for prospective new parents – 2.30pm – 6.30pm

11th November – Remembrance Day – meet at memorial at 10.50am.

11th November – Collective Worship in church at 2.45pm

18th November – Children in Need

22nd November – Scholastic Book fayre in school all week

3rd December – Christmas Fayre – 10am – 1pm

5th December – Santa Fun Run

8th December – Christmas Disco PTA

13th December – Nativity Performance – 6.30pm in Church

14th December – Nativity Performance – 2pm in Church

16th December – End of Autumn Term

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