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Friday 17th June

Mr Dedicoat, The Headteacher writes

Dear Parent, carers and the wider Chilton Leys community, 

Welcome to my first weekly blog! As we approach the longest day of the year we are getting ever closer to Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery being open and I hope to send you weekly updates as the countdown really begins to the new school year in September. 

Site Open Day  

We are continuing to recruit staff ready for September and have a number of positions on our recruitment page currently. I'm also looking forward to meeting many of you (Children and parents) at the Community Event on Saturday 25th June 12.00 - 3.00pm held at the Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery site. This will be an opportunity to have a look around the site (not a full school tour yet) and discuss the progress with myself, Anna Hennell - James - CEO of Orwell Multi Academy Trust and talk to our building contractors RG Carter. 

Transition

On the build up to the children starting school in September we will be holding  two additional events. On Monday 4th July 7.00pm (Links will be emailed out on this closer to the event if you have a pupil starting in September) will be holding a virtual meeting to allow parents to listen to a little more about how the school will open and develop over the first few weeks and terms. We will also be holding a stay and play event on Friday 15th July at the school (More details to follow via email) which will be an opportunity for children to visit with their parents. Whilst the children have an opportunity to play and get to know the other children the parents will have an opportunity to meet with the class teachers for Reception and Years 1 and 2. Nursery pupils will have a separate induction and transition process which will involve home visits and the transition process into Nursery. 

I hope that this sunny spell sticks around this weekend and that anyone marking Father's Day has a lovely time.

Richard Dedicoat

Headteacher