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Welcome to Southway Primary School

A message from Mr Westgarth, Executive Headteacher . . .

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Welcome back to the start of the new school year.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome the children back for another year,  our third year as a United Learning academy.   For those of you new to Southway and wishing to find out a little more about our sponsor, you may like to visit http://unitedlearning.org.uk/ where you can find a message from group Chief Executive Jon Coles, along with information about the groups vision, ethos and its schools and academies.

We were delighted with the standards reached by our last group of Yr 6 pupils in the summer of 2014 which give us a strong set of results and build on our recent successful OfSTED report:

http://www.southwayprimary.w-sussex.sch.uk/SouthwayPrimaryOfSTEDReport2012.pdf/view

 

Southway Actual 2014

Southway Actual 2013

National 2013

R

W

M

SPAG

R

W

M

SPAG

R

W

M

SPAG

L4+

94%

89%

89%

69%

97%

85%

89%

67%

86%

83%

85%

74%

L5+

42%

34%

37%

36%

41%

26%

23%

31%

44%

30%

41%

47%

L6

4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously this is great, but we are extremely ambitious for our pupils and it is our intention for 100% of our pupils to reach level 4 or to be ‘secondary ready’ by the time they leave year 6.  Each year we set ourselves tougher targets in our drive to be the best.

Many of you will already have met the new members of our team and you will also have noticed that we have had the cycle lane approaching the school coloured in a vibrant red – this was in response to requests from last year’s parent questionnaire in which a number of parents pointed out how hard it was to use this cycle lane as it almost always had pedestrians in it.

Work is already well under way this term – and it was wonderful to see so many of the children returning to school with homework that they had completed over the summer holiday!  Thank you so much for supporting your children with this.  As always – the year will be filled with trips, events and visitors that bring the curriculum alive for the children.   The staff have planned an exciting term and year ahead for the children. You will very soon be receiving a ‘key stage’ newsletter which outlines the work  that your child is doing this term and which gives you pointers on how you can best support them at home.  As ever – if you need any of us – do come and find us.  All staff are outside the school every Friday at 3pm, so that’s a great place to catch up with teachers or TAs. Alternatively drop into the school office to make an appointment with any of the staff.

Finally, I am continuing in my role as Executive Headteacher overseeing Southway and Beacon View  for a further 12 months.  Two of my days each week are dedicated to Beacon View and the remainder to Southway.  Miss Holland continues in her role as ‘Head of School’ and Mr Strong joins Mr Blackman as a non class based Vice Principal.  Mrs Colbourne takes on responsibility for Key Stage 2 – so with plenty of senior staff there should be no problem getting to see one of us if you need to.

Enjoy the term!

Regards

 

Mr M. R Westgarth - Executive Headteacher -Southway Primary School

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