The start of September and a new school year is a great opportunity for all our pupils to focus on reaching their full potential and to be excited by the many opportunities our school has to offer.
Just like our outgoing Year 6 pupils - who enjoyed every moment of their primary experience - we know all our pupils are very lucky.
Each year we discuss with the pupils, and ask… What is like to be a pupil at Wolverley Sebright? What areas of the school day could be even better? This forms our focus for the year ahead and ensures that our pupils have all the skills and attributes they need to Learn, Grow and Achieve.
A new Ofsted framework sets out the principles that apply to inspection, and the main judgements that inspectors make when carrying out inspections of academies in England. The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management are the new four areas of focus.
The school website will provide more detail on these four areas during the year.
One way in which you can support school is to ensure our attendance is above the national average. This is a key feature and inspectors will monitor the rates of attendance and punctuality and how the school supports all families to achieve high levels.
It has been some time since our last inspection and in that time we have become consistently one of the best performing schools in Worcestershire and nationally. We are proud of the progress we continue to make each year and feel our ethos and learning culture meets the needs of our pupils. This is why this year we celebrate again the outstanding achievements of the pupils that attend this school.
Our first whole school event will be the Harvest Festival; which will take place at St Johns Church, Wolverley on Friday 4th October. ‘All things bright and Beautiful’ is the theme this year and we welcome all family and friends to join us in church from 9.15am. Following the service we will hold our annual Macmillan Coffee morning in school. Donations of cakes and sweet treats is a must in order for us to raise valuable donations for the charity.
Over the next couple of weeks we invite parents to our ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions for pupils in Year 1-6. Each session will provide detailed information for each year group. If you are unable to attend please let your child’s teacher know so all details can be shared with you. All dates are listed on the back of this letter. I look forward to our year ahead and supporting every pupil and family in our school.
Shelley Reeves-Walters, Headteacher