11th November

This time of year is always a poignant one. With Remembrance Festivals occurring across the country. It feels right and appropriate for us that some pupils attended the Remembrance Parade at Coffee Hall, where their excellent behaviour was commented upon by the Mayor and we featured in the Look East news bulletin on Friday evening. Our pupils promoted the school well did themselves proud and the school too. Well done to the staff who attended and ensured this occurred.

So it seemed fitting to devote our assemblies yesterday to Remembrance. We thought about events from the last school year, sports day, carnival day and the summer concert. Jerry played the last post on the bugle and we made our own special poppies. Sam will be creating a display of this during next week. There are photographs on our school Facebook page that is a closed group.

Friday was our Open Morning for professionals. We had several visitors, including Dominic from school passenger transport. Mike showed him around school and Dominic commented at the end of the visit that he had never been in such a special school like The Redway and was extremely impressed.

The Mayor and Lady Mayoress also came to the Open Morning, after the Remembrance Parade at Coffee Hall. They had a full tour of the school meeting pupils and staff, staying for lunch too. They were also impressed by all the work that we do as a school, the dedication of the school team but how happy and content the pupils were. They also commented upon the wonderful atmosphere that is ‘The Redway.’ I have to commend all the staff that continually strive to do their very best for all the pupils in both their learning and care. I have a devoted and dedicated team.

Next week we have two new members of staff starting at the school Aimee and Claire-  we welcome them to The Redway. On Tuesday we are interviewing for a new Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to join our specialist communication team.

There was an error in this weeks Friday letter – the Spring Term 2018 starts on Thursday January 4th not Wednesday January 3rd, as this is a training day for staff. Please also remember that Friday December 1st is a training day also so there will be no school for all pupils on this day.

Hoping you are all having a good weekend.

 

Ruth

Alfie and Kiran decorate biscuits to resemble a poppy  

Alfie and Kiran decorate biscuits to resemble a poppy

George has a great time during forest school  

George has a great time during forest school

Jake sees the world in red  

Jake sees the world in red

Ashlyn enjoys listening to Orchid's sensory story  

Ashlyn enjoys listening to Orchid's sensory story

Jake enjoys a nice afternoon bike ride  

Jake enjoys a nice afternoon bike ride

Charlie-Ann does a bit of cooking down at The Urban Farm  

Charlie-Ann does a bit of cooking down at The Urban Farm
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