Quotes from children who completed their journey at Blyton Cum Laughton CE PrimarySchool this year.
"I really enjoyed KS1 because the teachers were really nice to us. Since KS1, I have grown massively in confidence. The teachers work with you, at your own pace, so you can learn independently. They help you build up your confidence in yourself. " Iona, Clover.
"I've enjoyed my time at Blyton cum Laughton. I've been here nearly seven years of my life. I love this school and all the teachers because they look after us." Jamie, Clover.
"I have learned so much over the years and thanks to the people who taught me, I am who I am." Erin, Clover.
"I will never forget my time here." Laney, Clover
On behalf of the governing body and as the Headteacher of Blyton cum Laughton Church of England School, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. We have had over 10000 visits in just over a year and we know from feedback that the website is being used regularly now by parents, carers and the children. I hope that you find the information helpful, interesting and engaging as you browse through the contents. We will continue to develop the site and would be delighted to take on board any ideas you may have to improve it further. The quotes above, from children in our 2016/17 Clover class, are so important; they recently completed their journey at the school and their views of that journey paint a perfect picture of our ethos and vision.
After a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable first year leading the school, culminating in a very successful SIAMs inspection and our excellent Key Stage 2 SATs results, the team are looking to building on those successes. The wonderful team at the school work industriously all year round and with children at the heart of every decision we make.
The Autumn term provided us with an opportunity to create closer links with parents, carers, the wider community and our neighbouring schools and I know from the two parental surveys completed last year that the work we have put into building a community feel is appreciated. The new 'Head's Together' meetings - a forum for answering any questions you have about school life over a coffee and a biscuit or two - have been positively received and continued into the Spring term. We are looking forward to continuing to work alongside all members of the school community to ensure every child who arrives at the school is provided with the very best education enabling them to move onto the next step in their journey with confidence whilst developing their social, spiritual and emotional intelligence along the way.
We have a number of exciting events organised for the forthcoming term, which parents will, of course, be welcome to attend. These include events linked to the Christian calendar, focused workshops for parents and opportunities to attend curriculum themed sessions. We are looking forward to working with our local churches in the run up to Easter and we will work with the Friends of the School to plan an exciting Summer Fayre.
The theme of our learning is 'Survival' which will provide the children with an opportunity to explore geography and science in an exciting way. I am looking forward to seeing how learning in mathematics and literacy will develop from such an inspiring topic. Self-sacrifice is our Christian Value this term.
I do hope that you will join with us in having a fantastic Spring term. I look forward to meeting you all again.
Footnote from my arrival:
As an avid reader, I was delighted to discover original letters and a signed photograph from the children's author Enid Blyton hidden away in the cupboards. The letters are addressed to the children of the school in 1961 and a copy is now displayed in the entrance area of the Blyton site. I was interested to read that Enid's ancestors may have influenced the naming of the village of Blyton itself. I was a huge fan of the author as a child and perhaps fate had a say in where I would end up! Look out for the display at the Blyton site.