Headteacher's Newsletter

13 July 2018

Dear Parents,

New Intake

It was lovely to meet all of the new children joining St Vincent’s today. There were lots of smiles and the children had a great time meeting their teachers and teaching assistants.

Classes for 2018-2019

Please find below information about class teachers for the next academic year. The left column shows the current teacher and the right column details the new teacher from September 2018. The children will meet their new teacher today apart from Miss Hobday’s class as they will meet her on 24 July when she returns to St Vincent’s from her year travelling.

Mrs Sutton, Mrs O’ Keefe, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Farrell will be on maternity leave for most of next year and we will welcome Miss Jamieson, Miss White and Miss Barton to the school to cover the maternity leaves.

Year Group

Current Teacher

September

2017-2018

Year Group

New Teacher

September

2018-2019

 

 

Pre-school children

 

Reception

Mrs Wormall

Mrs Bloor

Miss Sheppard

Year R

Miss Wormall

Miss Sheppard

Mrs Bloor

 

Year 1

Mrs Gerrard / Mrs Burke

Mrs McDuff

Miss Slater

Year 1

Miss Slater

Mrs McDuff

Mrs A. Burke and Mrs Gerrard

 

Year 2

Miss Butler

Miss Barton

Mrs Luckham

Year 2

Miss Butler

Mrs Robinson

Mr Nicholls

 

Year 3

Miss Jamieson

Mr McCann

Mrs Jennings

Year 3

Mrs Jennings

Mrs Farrell

Mrs Luckham

 

Year 4

Mr Nicholls

Mrs Duggan / Mrs B. Burke

Mr Kerigan

Year 4

Mr McCann

Mr Kerigan

Mrs Duggan

 

Year 5

Miss Carr/ Mrs Patiniott

Miss Hobday

Mr Sands

Year 5

Mr Sands

Mrs Sutton

Miss Carr

 

Year 6

Mrs Sheldon

Miss White

Miss Coyle

PPA

Interventions

Mrs Mackenzie

Mrs Patiniott

Mrs Needham

Mrs Maguire

 

Mrs Mackenzie

Mrs Patiniott

Mrs Needham

Mrs Maguire

Transition Arrangements

Our aim at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School is to provide a smooth transition for children as they move from class to class. We continually assess our transition arrangements in order to nurture and care for your child. We recognise that the children need to familiarise themselves with the entire school environment so we build in opportunities throughout the year for each year group. Below are some of the activities that have been carried out:

  • Enjoyed sharing an afternoon play in the junior playground.
  • Participated in a PHSE lessons on transition to the next class.
  • Question and answer sessions from older children
  • Infant and junior reading buddies
  • Moving up morning spending time with their new class teacher
  • Tour of the school grounds including the play areas
  • Storytime at the library in the junior department

Governor Elections

Thank you to all of the parents who voted in our parent election. I can confirm that Mrs McNamara and Mr Thorgaard have been voted in as parent governors. I would like to thank all of the parents who put themselves forward for this position and showed a great interest in the school and all of the parents who voted.

Hale Barns Carnival

The Hale Barns Carnival will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July on St Ambrose fields. Please visit the link to purchase tickets to support this local event.  http://www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk/

Performance Tickets

Tickets for our Year 2 and Year 6 performances have been sent home with children, and we are looking forward to watching the shows next week.

Attendance Figures For Previous Week

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

 Reception Mrs Bloor and Y1 Mrs McDuff 99%

Highest junior class attendance

Y3 Mrs Luckham 98.95%

Overall school attendance

95.5%

 

*Please note that disability related absence are not taken into account when calculating best attendance

 

 

We are a listening school and offer an open door to parents. Mr Blain (deputy headteacher based in the junior department), Mrs Tiernan (deputy headteacher based in the infant department), and I are very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Harrop

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs A Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040
admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey