This week’s message (Friday 31 March 2023)

Friday 31 March 2023

We’ve reached the end of the Spring term – the longer evenings are so welcome!

Top talent

A fun night was had by all at St James’ Got Talent Show on Wednesday. There were some fantastic acts: jokes, singing, skipping, impressions, karate, ballet and much more. It was wonderful to see the children show off their talents and skills – I was blown away by their confidence.

Thank you to all the parents who attended to support their children and thank you to the staff who made it all happen.

Positive relationships

A few months ago, we asked you for feedback about our current Positive Relationships Policy. A big thanks to those of you who sent in your comments. Since then, we’ve also consulted with our Junior Leadership Team, governors and staff. All the views have been carefully considered.

Our updated policy has various changes, the main one being new school rules – shorter and more positive. We’ll launch the new rules in the Summer 2 term – a gradual change to allow staff and pupils to get used to them ready for the new school year in September.

Check out the updated policy. We’re happy to hear your views and will continue to review and respond.

Special educational needs and disabilities

Leeds SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service) host virtual information sessions which aim to provide parents and carers with information, advice and support on SEND topics. There are three virtual information sessions coming up – check them out and book a place.

I hope you’ve got some happy and healthy plans for the Easter break – whatever you do, enjoy it!