Head Teacher Update 11/08/23

Although school staff and pupils don’t start back until next week, it seemed appropriate to do an update on what we’ve been up to over the ‘break’.

Those of you who live locally will have seen the amount of construction traffic gradually reduce, to then be replaced with numerous delivery lorries, to then move more towards just a lot of cars in the car park. Throughout August, the focus has been very much on processes akin to moving house; boxes to unpack, cupboard to fill, WiFi to test, and only being able to work out what you have forgotten once you’re in situ!

Our full leadership team and several of our classroom teachers have volunteered to be part of the final stages of set up and it has been great to see the new team starting to collaborate so positively. Our Staff Welcome Days on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August will be the first opportunity we have to bring everyone together. We have a packed agenda including child protection, relational approaches, restorative practice, and a focus on what it means to enact our vision and values.

As I know our families will appreciate, the opening of the school to pupils does not mean that the ‘to do’ list is complete. We will have ongoing snagging to attend to and will continue to have small numbers of contractors in the building for some weeks yet. In line with common ELC safeguarding practice, these will al be easily identifiable via their yellow Rosehill Guest badges and lanyards. Pupil will be reminded to show consideration for everyone’s safety as we continue to ensure the best possible learning environment for them.

Whilst there was a lot of information about our first few days issued towards the end of last term, we appreciate that reminders of core information are always appreciated! Much of our website has been updated, including our Transition page. This includes links to key supporting documents. In addition to this, please look out for an email later today covering key bullet points.

We have received a number of placing requests over the summer break. Families have been contacted directly regarding transition processes for these later entry to the school roll, and Neil Valentine will be in touch at the start of next week regarding next steps.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us on admin@rosehill.elcschool.org.uk if you have any queries that are not supported by existing information.

We look forward to opening the doors to our young people next week. What an amazing opportunity for us all.


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