Tithe Barn Times 20th January 2017

Welcome Back

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely break. The children have all settled back into school and are working hard.
We have some exciting activities coming up this term including, Science Week, a visit from a touring theatre company who will perform Jungle Book, and finally World Book Day on 2nd March.
Once again we will be asking the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book and we will be having some exciting activities to encourage a love of reading.
We will be showcasing all of the exciting events this term on our new website which will launch later this term.
Katherine Muncaster
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AVIVA BID
A huge thank you for all your support with our application for funding for new computers. We are extremely excited that our bid was successful and will be installing fifteen new computers in the GCC after half term, once we have received the funding.
We would like to invite you to join us on Friday 10th February at 3.15pm for cake and a demonstration of what our new interactive boards can do to enhance your child’s learning at Tithe Barn.

Science Week
We are currently in the process of planning a week of exciting activities as part of the National Science Week. It will take place in school from Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March.
Mrs Patton is currently looking for volunteers and scientists to support our special week. If you are interested in volunteering please contact her on angela.patton@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Key Dates

10th February 3.15pm- Open classrooms and interactive board demonstration.
17th February 9am- FOTB Meeting

2nd March- World Book Day

8th March- Parents’ Evening

Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March- Science Week

FOTB Next Meeting   
The next meeting of FOTB will take place on Friday 17th February at 9am. Everyone is welcome and I do hope you can join us and share your ideas and opinions on Tithe Barn and how we can continue to work together to develop the school.

We will be having an evening meeting after half term for those who are unable to join us during the day. The date will be announced  shortly in the next newsletter.
Bags to School
On Tuesday 14th March we will be collecting clothes to be recycled and to raise funds for school. The more bags we collect the more we raise!

Bid Writing Working Party
Following on from our success with the AVIVA bid, we are now looking into alternative sources of funding for school.
As part of this process we are setting up a working party. If you feel that you could support the school and contribute to this we would be delighted if you could attend a meeting on Friday 3rd March at 2pm.
If you are unable to attend and would like to help support the school, please email headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Recycling Batteries
The Eco Warriors and Mr Tongue have now organised a collection point for batteries that are ready to be recycled. If you wish to bring any batteries to school you will find the box in the main entrance.
Thank you

 Skipping Workshop

On Wednesday we had an action packed day with a Skipping workshop for every class. The children learnt a variety of different skipping techniques and games
Our new Year 4 Play Leaders and Mid-day Assistants also received training on different techniques and games they could lead at playtime. On Friday lunch time the playground was full of skipping ropes and children actively engaged in a range of games.
A huge thank you to Mr Blackburn for organising such a fantastic day which seems to be having a great impact already.

Tithe Barn Times 22nd December 2016

Have a Lovely Christmas

Last week saw magical performances from Tithe Barn’s children, as they performed their Christmas Nativity show, ‘Wriggly Nativity’ and the KS2 Carol Concert to proud smiles, cheers and rapturous applause from the audience.

The staff worked their Xmas socks off to ensure children knew their songs and the words and could deliver them crisply, as well as where to stand and when/how to deliver their lines. They were excellent performances and all the better for giving a fresh, bright ‘wrapping’ of the show to the Christmas story within.

As the term draws to a close, I would like to say a huge thank you to the children, parents, staff and governors for making me feel so welcome and well supported. It is a privilege to be the head teacher of such a fantastic school and I look forward to working with you next term to continue to develop the school and enhance the children’s education.

Katherine Muncaster

Fond Farewell

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our school cook Christine is leaving us today after sixteen years of service to the school.

She is moving to a new position that is nearer to her new home and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new position and thank her for all her hard work and dedication over the last sixteen years.

Website

We are in the process of creating a new school website which we are hoping to launch in February. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see included on it.

Key Dates

9th January School re-opens

13th January Year 4 begin swimming lessons

20th January FOTB Film Night (Further details to follow in the New Year)

Wishing you all a very happy holidays from the Governing Board

The Governors would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their continuous and very positive support throughout the Autumn Term. I’m sure you will all agree that the past 15 weeks have been very exciting at Tithe Barn Primary School.

A special thank you for your contributions of time, effort, support (and money!) to raise the funds to buy the interactive whiteboards. Friends of Tithe Barn and the whole school community should be very proud of this massive achievement.  All the children were delighted to get the whiteboards installed in each classroom and have quickly started to use them to enhance their learning.

Throughout the Autumn term Mrs Muncaster has been listening to the children, teachers, staff, parents and carers to find out what we can improve at Tithe Barn School. We would like to thank everyone for their positive input. The children have contributed lots of ideas and they have all been working very hard, especially at learning how mistakes and effort really help your brain to grow. It’s been a very busy time for all, so we hope everyone gets a much deserved rest and enjoys some festive fun.

There is still a great deal of change and uncertainty in the educational world generally. One thing we can be sure of is that 2017 will be an action-packed year. We are a small community school, but we have big ideas. Working together, we can make the coming year a great one

With best wishes for the Christmas break and a very happy New Year.

The Governing Board

Football Boots

Can you help? Mr Blackburn is collecting old football boots to send to a team in India. Please can you bring in any that you have grown out of to school.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

We are very proud of George from Year 5 who is currently appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Lowry Theatre. He has been working very hard, learning his lines and practicing the songs.

Cross Country Runners

On Saturday 10th December some of our children represented school at the Stockport Harriers Schools Cross Country League. Year 5/6 team did brilliantly – Tom M came an amazing 7th place completing the course in 10 minutes 29 seconds. Harry D, Billy B and Jonathan H all put in strong performances.

The Year 3/4 cross country squad did brilliantly in the mud and sunshine. Especially Grace in Y4 who has never run before but put in a great effort – you would never know it was her first time. Ellena W came in 5th place completing the course in 6 minutes 45 seconds. Hamish M and Felix B also put in fantastic performances. They should all be really proud.

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. Have a lovely Christmas.

Katherine Muncaster

Flu Outbreaks

Dear parents/ carers

As you are aware there has been cases of Flu confirmed at a Stockport school. While there are no cases in our school at this time we want to ensure that our children remain healthy and take every precaution against the spread of the virus. We have increased the cleaning levels in school and have given pupils information on good respiratory hygiene regimes. The following link gives further information on Flu.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Fluandthefluvaccine.aspx

 

In our school children are given the advice

CATCH IT – Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and use a tissue

BIN IT – Dispose of dirty tissues and bin them immediately.

KILL IT – Maintain good basic hygiene e.g. wash your hands frequently with soap and water

I would be grateful if you could continue to promote these messages in your home.

If your child has any of the following symptoms: fever (37.8⁰C or higher) and any one of the following: tiredness, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, runny nose or congestion, wheezing, please ring to inform us of their absence and keep them off school for at least 5 days.

Thank you for your support

 

Mrs Muncaster

 

Tithe Barn Times 25th November

Busy times

It has been another busy few weeks at school. The children have had some great opportunities from fund raising for charities, to exploring the world using technology and starting to prepare for our Christmas celebrations.

I am looking forward to sharing my first Christmas with the staff and the children at Tithe Barn.

During this week you will receive an invitation to take part in a survey about school. I look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions on how to further enhance our school.

Thank you for all your support this term.

Katherine Muncaster

Google Expeditions

On Tuesday 22nd November, all of the children from Years 3 to 6 participated in a workshop delivered by the team from Google Expeditions.

The workshops related to their topics and saw children exploring the rainforest, the moon, the ocean and Mayan Civilisation. The feedback from the children was fantastic and they produced some inspirational writing following the experience.

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Key Dates

 

December 4th FOTB Christmas Fair 11am                                

December 5th Pantomime Trip

Reception Parents at 6pm

December 12th Christmas Dinner

December 13th and 16th KS1

Nativity 1.30pm and 9.30am

 

December 14th 1.30pm and 6.30pm KS2 Nativity (Heaton Moor United Reform Church, Stanley Road)

Christmas Fair

Please come and support our school by attending our Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December 11am till 2pm.

We hope to publish the menu soon but it will be wonderful, home-cooked food from around the globe, Pia’s famous waffles, Santa’s Grotto, Bottle Tombola, lots of Christmassy games, biscuit decorating and a Secret Present Room where everybody can buy and wrap presents for all the family. This will include lots of new and nearly new donated items but we will also be running a stall selling brand new pocket money priced stocking fillers (everything under £5 and all guaranteed to be cheaper than you can buy them on Amazon).  This year we have taken the decision not to invite outside traders in so that everybody can shop with the knowledge that every penny of profit will go directly to the Interactive Whiteboard Fund!

A trip to see Santa in his Tithe Barn Grotto costs £3 and tickets must be booked in advance so he can get his presents organised…. Monday is the last day to book and timeslots can be booked via email – amylaw22@gmail.com.

On Friday 18th November we raised a fantastic £197.67 by wearing spots and collecting small change. Thanks ever so much for all your support.

Fashion and Fizz

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fashion and fizz night and made it a huge success. There was beautiful clothing and jewellery to buy, a pop up nail bar, exciting stalls and a fantastic raffle.

 

In particular I would like to say thank you to Karen Bexley, Vicky, Katie and Amy. To the local businesses that supported the event -.Caroline at Weave Womenswear, Katie Armstrong, Sian Davies, Natalie Gorse, Fiona Stephenson, Laura Ashley at Beauty and the Ink and the brave models who took to the ‘cat walk’ for the evening Janet Lavayssiere, Rachel Freeley, Lydia Allen, Gay Majoni Kowo, Sara McFall, Alison Kellett and Carolyn.

Christmas Discos

Friday 9th December- KS1 5-6pm and KS2 6.30pm- 8pm

Tickets cost £3 and will be on sale all next week but please note they need to be bought in advance to help things run smoothly.

Drinks will be provided for free but the children may also want to bring a small amount of spending money to shop at the Tuck Shop and Glow Stick stall.

Help at either disco is much appreciated but we are particularly in need of helpers for the KS2 disco.  Please email Amy if you are able to lend a hand.

amylaw22@gmail.com.

AVIVA BID

A huge thank you to everyone that has voted for us. We have been selected for the final and now await the judges’ decision in January.

As part of our submission we now have to provide additional information to support our bid. We will keep you posted but thanks again for all your efforts in getting support for our bid.

 

 

The Great Fire of London 1666

Well done to Year 2 on their excellent assembly.

The audience was entralled as Year 2 retold the story of The Great Fire of London. The children were amazing, they had all worked very hard to remember their lines, the songs and all the dancing actions.

The story began in a small bakery in Pudding Lane, owned by Thomas Farynor and his wife  (the maid, children and family did a wonderful job of recreating one of the most devastating events London has known.) The year was 1666 and King Charles (who looked very distinguished) was on the throne. The fire from the bakery spread very quickly and soon St Pauls cathedral was burning. This was the last straw for Samuel Pepys who had to bury his cheese!! Despite Mayor Bloodworths interesting idea to put out the fire (by weeing on it!!) the fire raged on. Luckily the quick thinking Duke of York and King Charles came up with a plan which worked. The narrators were brilliant retelling the story detail. The final rendition of Great Balls of Fire had the audience wanting to join in the dance.

Well done to everyone in Year 2 for a wonderful performance and your hardwork.

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Tithe Barn Times 11th November 2016

11th November 2016
Google Expeditions
On Tuesday 22nd November, all of the children in Years 3 to 6 will be participating in a workshop run by the team from Google Expeditions.
The workshop will be related to each year groups’ topic and the children will explore their topic using google glass. For instance the children can travel into Rainforests or back into Roman times. We are looking forward to an exciting morning using technology to engage in learning.
Getting to know you
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely half term break. Thank you for attending our recent parents evening, it was lovely to meet some more parents and to celebrate the achievements of the children so far.
We have had a very positive response to our Mindset Information Evening on Tuesday 15th November at 6pm. If you are unable to attend we will send out the information and if parents would like we can offer another evening in the New Year.
School Calendar
You should have received a school calendar this week full of key events for the year. We would appreciate any feedback or suggestions to help us improve it further.
Follow us on
Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information.    Please follow us.
Year 6 Trip to Cadburys World
Year 6 had an exciting day visiting Cadbury’s World in Birmingham. They took part in a workshop on the Mayan Civilisation, observed how chocolates were made in the past before machines and learnt about how the business started and developed over time.    Thanks to Mr Donaldson for organising a great trip.
Key Dates
November 15th    Mindsets Information Evening For Parents at 6pm.
December 4th FOTB Christmas Fair 11am
November 18th Children in Need Non-uniform Day
December 5th Pantomime Trip
Reception Parents at 6pm
On Friday 18th November we will be raising money for Children in Need by having a non- uniform day.    This year the theme is the Big Spotacular. We suggest that the children bring a donation of £1 and they can wear non- uniform and clothes with spots.
In addition we will also have a giant Pudsey bear’s head that the children can bring small change (1ps, 2ps, 5ps, etc) to fill. This will be in the GCC and we will be sharing pictures from the day via Twitter.
Fashion and Fizz
There are still a few tickets remaining for tonight’s Fashion and Fizz Evening. It begins at 7.30pm and will be a wonderful evening. With high quality clothing from Weave Womenswear and beautiful jewellery from
Stella and Dot jewellery.
There is also an amazing raffle and a
bar. It is going to be a great night so
please try to join us.
Flower Festival
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Flower Festival, the entrees were amazing and the children had some very original ideas. We raised £126.00 for the charity Francis House. A huge thank you to Mrs Osborne for all her hard work in organising it.
Parking
Please can all parents take care and park considerately on the surrounding roads. We have received a number of complaints about parents blocking drive ways and ask that you show consideration to the local residents.
Please also be mindful of children and families walking to school and ensure there is space for push chairs to pass and that cars are not parked illegally.
AVIVA BID
A huge thank you to everyone that has voted for us and persuaded other people to vote for our project.
If you haven’t voted there is still time.
Voting closes in 7 days.
https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voti ng/project/view/16-3001
I will keep you updated of our progress.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter, I hope you have a lovely weekend. Katherine Muncaster
Headteacher

Tithe Barn Times 21st October 2016

Happy Half Term
This term seems to have flown by and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made me feel so welcome and supported in my first half term. It has been a wonderful first half term and it has been fantastic to see the wide range of learning opportunities that the children engage in.
Harvest is always one of my favourite times of the year and the children gave a lovely assembly of songs to celebrate this special time of year. Our appreciation to the many parents who attended this, and all the children and families who brought in a donation of food for charity. Once again everyone has been so generous. Thank-you!!
I hope you have a wonderful half term and I look forward to our next half term together.
Katherine Muncaster
Follow us on
Twitter
@TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information. Please follow us.
Key Dates
November 7th 6.30pm FOTB and meet Mrs Muncaster
November 11th Fashion and Fizz Night 7.30pm
December 4th Christmas Fair (Sunday), 11-2pm
November 9th Parents Evening
November 15th Mindset Evening for Parents at 6pm
Applications for a School Place
If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, you can apply online for a place for your child at Tithe Barn using the online system at:
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education /educationtrainingandemployment/schooladmis sions/applyforschoolplace/
If your child is due to start secondary school next year, you can use the website for secondary applications too. The closing date for primary admissions is 15th January 2017 and for secondary admissions is 31st October 2016.
Forest Zone
We are very excited to announce that over half term our Forest Zone will be being cleared ready for further use.
Mr Blackburn has successfully secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust and we are looking forward to utilising the area further. A huge thank you to Mr Blackburn for his work on this exciting project.
Giving Machine
As part of the Friends of Tithe Barn efforts to raise money for our IT they have set up an account with the Giving Machine. This is one of the easiest ways to support our school in raising much needed funds. All you have to do is register and shop. What could be simpler!
The site is supported by a number of big retailers including John Lewis, Amazon and Waitrose- to name just a few.
Visit the link below to support us- www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Monday 7th November at 6.30pm we will be having our next Friends of Tithe Barn meeting. Please note the change of date. I am looking forward to meeting parents and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how we can work together.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chat about our school.
Year 5 Trip to Quarry Bank Mill
Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Quarry Bank Mill as part of their work on the Industrial Revolution. They visited the apprentice house and discovered what life would be like for an apprentice and took part in a Victorian school reenactment.
Fashion and Fizz Night Friday November 11th 7.30pm
FOTB would like to invite you to join us for an evening of fashion, fun and fizz.
Tickets are only £2.50 and this includes entry into an amazing raffle. There will be a fashion show presented by Weave Womenswear and Stella & Dot Jewellery, mini-manicures, a bar and pop up shops.
My Maths
If you would like to use My Maths on a device such as an IPad you can download the Puffin Academy App as this allows your device to access the content from the site.

Tithe Barn Times 30th September

Getting to know you
The weeks seem to be flying by and it has been a real privilege to get to know the lovely children and staff at Tithe Barn.
This week I have taught Year One and met with the new school council, who have some very exciting ideas and ways to improve school. It was also great to see so many parents at our first FOTB meeting. Everyone is keen to think about ways we can develop and support school by working closely together.
School Calendar
We have finalised the school calendar and it has been sent to the printers. We will be distributing it shortly and would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
Follow us on Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information.    Please follow us.
Year 4 Roman Workshop
Year 4 had an exciting day with Tony North, studying and learning first hand about Romans from a range of artefacts. They created their own coins, beautiful mosaics and a torc (Roman jewelry). It was a highly engaging day. Thanks to Miss Brown for organising it.
Key Dates
October 7th Cake stall for the NSPCC    October 10th Flower Festival
October 11th Whole School Harvest Festival    October 18th Curriculum Evening for Reception Parents at 6pm
Applications for a School Place
If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, you can apply online for a place for your child at Tithe Barn using the online system at:
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education /educationtrainingandemployment/schooladmis sions/applyforschoolplace/
If your child is due to start secondary school next year, you can use the website for secondary applications too. The closing date for primary admissions is 15th January 2017 and for secondary admissions is 31st October 2016.
School Photographs
On Thursday 6th October it will be individual and family school photographs. If you have a younger or older child or sibling who you would also like to have photographed school will be open from 8.15am.
During the day both individual photographs and photographs with siblings of Tithe Barn pupils will take place. Parents will then receive a proof card which they can use to order online. We would appreciate any feedback on the photographs!
BAKE OFF!
On Friday 7th October children from Year 5 and 6 will be selling cakes in aid of the NSPCC. Cakes will be 20p. A coin for the exact amount is appreciated – no obligation, all on sale at morning break time in the hall.
Parking
Please can all parents take care and park considerately on the surrounding roads. We have received a number of complaints about parents blocking drive ways and ask that you show consideration to the local residents.
Please also be mindful of children and families walking to school and ensure there is space for push chairs to pass and that cars are not parked illegally.
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Monday 31st October at 6.30pm we will be having our next Friends of Tithe Barn meeting. I am looking forward to meeting parents and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how we can work together.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chat about our school.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter, if I haven’t met you yet please come and introduce yourself. Have a great weekend.
Katherine Muncaster
Headteacher

Tithe Barn Times 16th September 2016

Welcome Back
Welcome back and a special welcome to all our new children and families who are just starting their journey at Tithe Barn.
We have had a busy few weeks and the children have all settled into their new classes and are working hard. I am enjoying getting to know the children in school and had a fantastic day teaching Year 5 last week. I intend to teach every class in the school by half term and really get to know the children.
School Calendar
We are currently putting together a school calendar that will provide an outline of events for this academic year. We hope you will find this useful and will be distributing it to every child as soon as it is finalised.

Follow us on
Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information. Please follow us.

The amazing BFG
As part of our celebrations for Roald Dahl day, the children from Year 2 to 6 went on a trip to The Savoy cinema to watch the BFG. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the film and it has been used to inspire a wide range of writing across the school.
The children were all extremely well behaved and it was a pleasure to take them to the cinema. A huge thank you to Mrs Fraser for organising such a successful trip.

Tour of Britain
On the 6th September Mr Blackburn and a group of parents took 9 children from Year 5 and 6 to watch the Tour of Britain and take place in the cycling competitions. The children had an amazing time. Mr Blackburn and Mr Wych are now hoping to organise a cycling ride to the velodrome in the future. We will keep you posted!

Key Dates
September 23rd Jeans for Genes day. September 24th Family festival 4-7pm
October 7th Cake stall for the NSPCC October 18th Curriculum Evening for Reception Parents at 6pm

Pupil Voice
As practically every single decision we take in school will ultimately affect one group of people (the children), we believe that it’s vital that they have a voice in the decision making and that their voice is heard. Tithe Barn’s school council aims to be one way of doing this. Classes from Y1 to Y6 hold annual elections to vote for a girl and boy who will best represent their class.
Any child who is interested in standing for the position of school councilor is asked to think carefully about how they can effectively represent their class and how they can contribute to developing their school. The children will be asked to share their ideas with their classmates prior to the confidential elections taking place next week. I will let you know the outcomes of the elections in the next newsletter.
Family Festival
On Saturday 24th September 4pm-7pm Tithe Barn’s annual Family Festival will be taking place. The aim is to raise money to fund the purchase of new interactive whiteboards in school whilst having a fantastic time.
There will be live bands, marshmallow toasting, forest fun and den building along with a wide range of delicious foods. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fantastic event. Advanced tickets are on sale now; adults £5 (£6 on the door) and children £2.50 (£3.00 on the door). I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 23rd September is Jeans for Genes Day and we are inviting your children to come into school wearing jeans. We would be grateful for a donation of £1 to support this worthwhile charity. If you would like to find out more about the charity, please visit www.jeansforgenes.org.
Medical Needs
It is very important that you let us know if your child has a particular medical need such as asthma or allergies. If your child needs to take medicine whilst in school, please speak to our medical needs co-ordinator, Miss Jenn Vose. You will need to complete a form to enable her to administer medication which must be given to her in a clearly labelled pharmacist’s packet or container with your child’ name, dosage and date printed on it.
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Wednesday 28th September at 9am we will be having our first Friends of Tithe Barn meeting. I am looking forward to meeting parents and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how we can work together.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chat about our school.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter, I intend to send a newsletter out on a fortnightly basis and hope to give you a snap shot of all the exciting things that are happening in school.

Katherine Muncaster
Headteacher

Autumn newsletter 16-09-16

Welcome to Our New Academic Year

Dear Parents and Carers

I am delighted to be able to write my first letter as the new Headteacher of Tithe Barn Primary School. All the staff and children have made me feel very welcome and I feel privileged to be joining your school community. Being a parent myself, I am very much aware of the responsibility that my staff and I have in ensuring that the highest standard of teaching and learning is evident in all areas.

Since my appointment, I have had the opportunity to visit the school on several occasions and to meet with Mr Shaw, pupils and staff. I would like to say thank you to Mr Shaw for his support in ensuring the transition to a new Headteacher was as smooth as possible.

My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure that Tithe Barn continues to be an outstanding school. Not only do I want to get to know the pupils, staff and school community this term, I also want to build upon the excellent practice that exists at Tithe Barn. I intend to further enhance teaching and learning to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all our pupils to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.

I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress.

I am sure I will be meeting many parents at Meet the Teachers Evening on Wednesday 14 September. Shortly, I also hope to hold a ‘Meet the New Headteacher’ meeting in order for me to gain a wider knowledge of the parent community. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life.

I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Muncaster