Newsletter – 14 June 2013

I would like to use my third newsletter to share some information about our school numbers, our appointed staff and our plans for the school’s Governing Body and how you might get involved in the school life of Judith Kerr Primary School.

Admissions

We are delighted now to have received 50 provisional place acceptances for our two Reception classes and strong acceptance numbers for both Year 1 and Year 2. This means that we are now full in Reception and only have a small number of vacancies in Year 1 and Year 2. If you are considering a place for either of those years, we urge you to apply soon.

Given the present numbers, we are now confident that we will be able to run separate classes in both Year 1 and Year 2. This means that we can open in September with the four classes we originally planned. If you accepted a provisional offer but no longer wish to take it up, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing jkpsadmissions at cfbt dot com, so that we can offer the place to someone else.

Staffing

We have now appointed three members of staff to the school team: Katrin Federer and Katie Bulmer as our Reception teachers and Juliane Parthier as our Year 1 teacher. We will shortly be interviewing for our Year 2 teacher and our Teaching Assistants.

Governing body

We are currently looking for people with an interest in our school and the local area to come and join our governing body and play a vital role linking the school, the local community and CfBT Schools Trust. The governing body is also the board that will hold me to account for the school’s performance and act as a ‘critical friend’ of the management team.

If you are interested in serving as a Community Governor, please read more here and download the information pack from that page or contact Carrie Priest on jkpsenquiries at cfbt dot com.

Volunteers

I have received a number of emails offering voluntary support to the school. If you would like to help in some capacity at school, perhaps with reading or arts and crafts, then do contact me. We are keen for our parents and members of the local community to help make the school a success and look forward to working with you. Your help is very much appreciated.

Lastly, our open afternoon for parents and pupils will start at 2pm on Saturday 29 June. The venue is St Saviour’s Church Hall, Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AY. This will be an informal opportunity for us to meet those who will be coming to school next term, and the teaching staff and I will look forward to seeing you there!

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