Mr E's Blog

Catch up with Mr Edgerton as he works across the 3 schools in the Federation.

Mr E's Blog

Welcome back.

kra-admin on: Mr E's Blog

Hi all

It is great to see you all on the playground. The children look great and happy and are enjoying school. We are at our largest number on roll ever at nearly 400 pupils. It is great to see so many new faces. The school is buzzing and it is great to walk around and see such happy children all learning. 

The increase in numbers has caused challenges with class and teacher numbers increasing. We have had a new classroom (log cabin) built over the summer to help with space. The big project is our kitchen. The school, with the help and feedback of parents, is building its own kitchen. Food will be cooked on site and we will have control over our menu. I agree with some parents, that at times, the food we receive has been below standard hence the reason for doing this. The planned opening is for January 2017; watch this space.

It is also great to see the new reading initiative in action. Reading is the key to success and children being able to access their work. Reading opens doors as they say. Reading is also fun and we encourage you to read with your child every day.

The summer test results went well but because they are new style tests and reporting we can't compare to previous years in Year 2 and Year 6. The number of children achieving a Good Level of development in Reception and passing the Phonics test in year 1 increased again; well done to all involved.

As ever, please attend well (over 96%) and be punctual as we start our reading work at 9:00am so if you are late you are disadvantaging your child from the start. I'm a dad of 5 children and I know the struggle but set those phone alarms 10 minutes earlier.

Please pop over and say hi when i'm in.

Best wishes

Mr E


Getting bigger: We need YOU!

kra-admin on: Mr E's Blog

HI again.

It's great to be out on the playground when I'm at Kings Rise and catch up with you; some familiar faces and lots of new ones. When I first moved across to support at Kings Rise there were 180 pupils we are now at 285! This is great for us and also for the children and families. You know how much I care about the community we serve. My Headteacher and Dad role is easily interchangeable and this place keeps me awake at night worrying and thinking how can we still make things even better.

One thing I am really keen to get your views on are the school dinners. As you know we have our meals provided by a local secondary school, they are delivered and then served here. I don't think they are the standard we want. I am very keen to get, not just your views but I would like to involve a couple of parents who would work with myself and the governors in looking at possibly getting and funding our own kitchens. This would of course be a huge expense and we can look at different funding streams.

If you do want to be pro-active (not just moan, as I agree, dinners aren't good enough) you can have your say in the direction we take with the school on kitchens and menus etc.

 Please leave your name at Reception and i will be in touch.

Thanks as ever

Mr.E


Getting bigger: We need YOU!

kra-admin on: Mr E's Blog

HI again.

It's great to be out on the playground when I'm at Kings Rise and catch up with you; some familiar faces and lots of new ones. When I first moved across to support at Kings Rise there were 180 pupils we are now at 285! This is great for us and also for the children and families. You know how much I care about the community we serve. My Headteacher and Dad role is easily interchangeable and this place keeps me awake at night worrying and thinking how can we still make things even better.

One thing I am really keen to get your views on are the school dinners. As you know we have our meals provided by a local secondary school, they are delivered and then served here. I don't think they are the standard we want. I am very keen to get, not just your views but I would like to involve a couple of parents who would work with myself and the governors in looking at possibly getting and funding our own kitchens. This would of course be a huge expense and we can look at different funding streams.

If you do want to be pro-active (not just moan, as I agree, dinners aren't good enough) you can have your say in the direction we take with the school on kitchens and menus etc.

 Please leave your name at Reception and i will be in touch.

Thanks as ever

Mr.E


Attendance

kra-admin on: Mr E's Blog

Hi everyone.

Great to see so many happy and smart children attending school this last week. It is so important that children have a good attendance as it is proven that they learn better and develop better socially. Children who miss school fall behind both academically and socially. So...get them in school. Attendance should be above 95%


A Fresh Start.

kra-admin on: Mr E's Blog

It's that time of year again. I get really excited about starting the year and love seeing the children; some excited, some nervous. As a parent myself, there are some nervous and some excited parents. It is a huge responsibility to educate and care for so many children. Not only do we teach them basic skills but also key values. For it to work it has to be a partnership with school and parents working together and supporting each other.

 

Also this year, due to our increasing numbers, we have a lot of new teachers, some starting out on their career, others enhancing it and fulfilling their ambitions.

 

I look forward to working with all the children, the Governors and the staff at maintaining our high standards that we have set ourselves.