Message from the Headteacher

Autumn Term 2

As the leaves continue to fall and the nights draw in, we move towards the special season of Advent and Christmas in our school  – an amazing time at primary school.

It was wonderful to see so many parents and friends at the Macmillan Coffee Afternoon led by our School Council as well as strong support for the BBC Children in Need Appeal.  Our school responded to the call from Samaritan’s Purse this year and along with churches in our Methodist Circuit sent “love in one hundred and eighty nine shoeboxes” to children around the world who wouldn’t otherwise receive a Christmas present this year.

Our parent, teacher, pupil meetings enabled us to strengthen our home school partnerships so that our children can learn as effectively as possible in this school year between September and next summer.

Unfortunately some of our pupils have lost important learning time due to being taken out of school for holidays in term time.  I encourage all our parents to do the best they can to ensure all our children attend school as often as possible so that we can teach them to reach their full potential.

Governors and staff are working as hard as possible on the key school priorities of;

  • reading for stamina and understanding
  • mathematical reasoning
  • problem solving

We are relentless in doing our very best for your children in these areas.

Please look out for a refreshed Mission Statement over the next few weeks, you will notice that we have integrated a rainbow to remind us of God’s promise and the new transformation image for our town of St Helens.

There will be a consultation meeting about academisation at school on 11th December when representatives from the Wesley Trust will be available to answer questions.  As I have shared with you previously, the thinking behind Nutgrove School becoming an academy is purely about improving outcomes for all our pupils within a strong Christian school.

Please note the following important dates;

  • Helping your child with reading in Early Years Foundation Stage (date to follow)
  • Nativity presentation in school
  • Christmas and Christingle service in church
  • Christmas fair
  • Christmas parties

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many”.  Mark ch. 10 v.45.

Mr I Rimmer


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