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Friday 23rd September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had a great week. Reception joined us for their first star of the week and the kindness award assembly and were absolutely brilliant. Year 2 went on their first trip to the Woodbury Down Wetlands and were great ambassadors for the school. Year 4 started tennis this week, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

We have a new music teacher called Helene. She started with us yesterday. We are so pleased she is joining our staff team. Helene is very passionate about music and has some very exciting plans ahead for our children at school.

Terry is back as our permanent site manager. He could not keep away and we are thrilled he has returned. I am sure you will join us in welcoming him back.

This year the children at Betty Layward will be taking part in the Mini London Marathon at school. The Mini London Marathon in schools is all about inspiring children and young people of all age and abilities to be physically active. As part of this event the children can be sponsored by friends and family members raising money for the school. You will be receiving a letter about this today. Thank you for your support in advance. 

Thank you for supporting and coming to our International Food and Welcome event this afternoon. It was fabulous to see dishes from all over the world and the atmosphere was brilliant. The food was also delicious. It was a lovely way to start the academic year as a community and I look forward to even more school events.

You received the dates letter this week and it has your Meet the Teacher dates on it for you. Please come to these meetings as it gives you a chance to meet your child’s classteacher and find out what they are learning this year. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please can I remind you and your child to be on time. It is really important that they are not late at the start of the day or pick up. We monitor punctuality and it will be reported back to you. Thank you for your support with this.


Have a lovely weekend,



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