Head's Blog

Welcome back!

Welcome back – I hope you all enjoyed a lovely sunny break- for once the weather behaved itself, the sun shone and the rain waited until we returned to school!

I also hope that you enjoy our updated website and I would welcome any feedback, good or bad!

We have all been shocked by the recent terrorist events and the Manchester bombing, in particular, was difficult for some of our older pupils as Ariane Grande is a firm favourite of some.

It is clear that unfortunately the internet played a large part in some of the actions of the perpetrators of these recent atrocities and although we all recognise, and enjoy, the huge benefits it brings, we must be also aware of its negative aspects.

I make no excuse therefore, for yet again bringing to your attention the importance of monitoring children’s usage of the internet. I was recently told of a site that some of our younger children may be using – a little like a child’s Facebook site called Roblox- and could inadvertently be giving out too much information.

At school we regularly teach safe internet use but I would appreciate that you too, monitor their usage carefully.

I have included a couple of links below that you may find useful.

Does your kid play Roblox? Every parent should read this

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

School Results

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all.

I wanted to share with you some excellent news to start off our New Year.

The Government have launched a new web site, that some of you may be already aware of, which enables parents and interested parties to compare schools and the progress that the children make.

Each school is compared to any within a 75 mile radius, that had similar KS1 results, and then tracks the progress of these pupils through KS2. I am delighted to say that there is no school within this criteria that outperforms Yardley.

www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk

Just before Christmas data was also released which placed Yardley as the 8th highest attaining for progress in Northamptonshire out of 325 schools.

These results could not be attained without the sheer hard work of the staff and the support of you parents- so thank you to all!