Welcome to the St Meryl School website.
We are very proud of our school and we hope that you will enjoy looking at our website!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd September-INSET days
Friday 26th September-Macmillan coffee morning-all parents invited to attend. In the Dining Room 9am-10.15am. Tea, coffee and cake for a contribution
Thursday 2nd October-Y3 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 9th October-Y1 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 16th October-Y6 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 23rd October-SEAL assembly-all parents invited to attend-at 9.00am
Friday 24th October-Harvest assembly-all invited, 9am.
Week beginning 27th October-HALF-TERM
Monday 3rd November-INSET day
Tuesday 4th November-Parent-teacher consultations, 3.30pm-6.30pm
Thursday 6th November-parent-teacher consultations, 4pm-6pm.
Thursday 6th November-SEAL assembly-all parents invited to attend at 9.00am
Thursday 13th November-Y2 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 20th November-Y5 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 27th November-Y4 class assembly at 9.00am
Thursday 4th December-YR class assembly at 9.00am
Tuesday 16th December-Christmas show at 9.00am-pre-schhol children welcome
Wednesday 17th December-Christmas show at 9.00am-grown-ups only (no pre-schoolers)
Wednesday 17th December-Christmas lunch day
Friday 19th December-end of term at 2.00pm
We have been awarded Artsmark!
Artsmark is Arts Council England's flagship programme which enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional bridge organisations drive participation. Achieving Artsmark means that St Meryl has a number of very special qualities. It demonstrates that we:
-have an excellent arts and cultural offer
-are forward-thinking and open to development
-are committed to investing in our staff and young people
-are committed to listening to our learners and providing opportunities for our community
-have an effective approach to building sustainable relationships with arts and cultural organisations
-value and embed the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum
We are very proud that we have received national recognition for our provision!
Thank you to all of those parents who attended the 'Welcome to Year...' meetings. I hope you found them and the booklet informative. Our next formal parent-consultation meetings are in November but please don't feel you need to leave it until then to come in for a chat with your child's teacher about any concerns you have or to informally discuss their progress.
Also thank you to the parents who took the time to complete our questionnaire in the Summer term. The feedback you gave was really positive with 97% of parents saying they agreed or strongly agreed that their children were happy at the school. 99%of parents agreed or strongly agreed that their children felt safe at the school and 99% agreed or strongly agreed that their children were well looked after. What came out very clearly from the questionnaire is that there is a number of parents who feel that they would like more information about their children's progress during the year and that our homework policy and procedures need to be improved. The Governors and I value this feedback and would like to hear more from you about your views on homework and information about progress and what we can do to make this even better. To this end we are in the process of setting up a working party consisting of myself, a Governor and parents to work on these issues-so watch this space!
Visit the Parents page to see a full analysis of the questionnaires.
And another thank you to all of the many parents, children, staff and governors who attended the grand opening of our early years unit. The children are loving their new space (as are the staff!) and are settled in well. I would like to thank the early years team who worked so hard (and Mrs Zimmatore has the scars to prove it) to get the space ready for the children. And if you haven't seen it yet, do come and have a look!