21st July

What a year this has been and how fast has it gone? It has been phenomenal with lots of wonderful learning opportunities and experiences for all our pupils. None of which would be at all possible without the hard work and dedication of the staff team. Their commitment to the school is highly commendable – everyone puts the pupils well-being first as well as being supportive of colleagues.

The last week of the academic year – what an exciting but emotional one it has been. Another visit to the splash park at Willen was more than enjoyable to all pupils (and staff) who attended. Lots of positive interactions occurred even if under water sprays!  The highlight of the week was our carnival day on Wednesday when everyone enjoyed the various fairground rides, paddling pool activities, sensory engagement in the hall as well as an active session on the tumble track. To staff who have put themselves out to fundraise for this event, also parents / carers and those friends of the school who donated to make this day possible we all thank you. The smiles of all pupils on Wednesday spoke more than words can say.

However, Friday brought with it time to say ‘Goodbye and Good Luck’ to our leavers. Callum and Alwaya moving on to new schools, and the Graduates from Transitions – Lily, Tabinda, David, David, Kieran, Luke and Jacob – we wish you all the best for the future.

We have also said ‘happy retirement’ to Kim, Lorraine and Emma as well as goodbye to Rachel, Remy, Fran and Krysia. Jessica has also begun her maternity leave.

However, we are already planning things for the next academic year, before which we have the summer activity scheme which will be a fun filled 2 weeks for those pupils attending.

As well as this work starts tomorrow on the building of the new classrooms and at some point, the roof tiles of the hydrotherapy pool will be repaired. The school will also have its annual ‘facelift’ a deep clean of all classroom areas and outside areas ready for September.

On a personal note I would like to thank all the staff, parents and governors for being supportive of the school and the leadership team. The Redway is indeed a very special place and we will ensure this remains so.

Have a lovely summer everyone.



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