Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Letter from the Headteacher - end of Spring 2 2023

Dear Parents and Carers of Glade Hill,


As I write this letter, we are fast approaching our Easter holidays with lots of lovely activities planned for the final week of term. What an amazing half-term it has been! I look forward to seeing many of you at Parents Evening tonight and tomorrow night.


Following the success of our updated clubs programme, in response to an area of development from our successful OFSTED report, we have sent out a letter regarding a new set of clubs for after Easter. We have focused on providing the opportunity for children to try some new and different activities such as cookery, forest school and pottery, alongside some learning focused ones like maths and a book club. I know all the children who attended clubs this term really enjoyed themselves and the new clubs are quickly filling up. If any children missed the letter, please contact the office to see what is available and get them signed up.


We have had so many lovely activities this half-term on our theme ‘The Love of Books’ involving parents, carers and our wider school community. These have included parent reading events in-school, Year 2 visiting the local library (rearranged for Thurs), Year 6 reading to care home residents and lots of exciting activities on World Book Day including the Great Glade Hill Book Swap. Lots of these were organised by Miss Siriboe, who will be leaving Glade Hill at Easter. We thank her and wish her every success for the future.


Finally, this week we also launched our first ‘five day’ attendance challenge as a further incentive to encourage children to be at school as much as possible. All children who attend school every day this week (or every session for Nursery children), will be given a small treat and also entered into a prize drawer to win an Easter Egg. How exciting! As you know improving attendance remains very important to our school and is one of the key priorities on our School Development Plan. We will be presenting children with our 100% attendance badges for this term in the first assemblies after Easter and hoping to run another challenge in the Summer term.


Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I wish you all a restful break.


Kindest Regards,


Mrs Stapleton