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Welcome back!

It's been a lovely 2 days settling the children back in to school here at Dovedale.

This term we are welcoming 2 new teachers: Miss Hutchinson in EYFS and Miss Roberts who will be working across the classes. We are delighted to be welcoming them in to our team.

We also have 2 new student teachers who will be with us through the year: Miss Chaand in year 5 -Mr McCarthy's class and Miss Young in year 2 - Miss Tomlinson and Mrs Potter's class.

We also welcome Mrs Claire Kudryk who is our new family liaison officer. She will be circulating a leaflet explaining her role.

Our new reception children are an absolute delight, the teachers are very happy with how they have settled in and the lunchtime supervisors have commented on how polite and organised they all are - not to mention how well they eat! We feel sure this is going to be the start of a great year for them all here at Dovedale!

All classes have settled well and have already started on their new learning journeys. Check out the class pages under the children's section for information on these.

Can I remind all parents that after today we will expect all parents to drop their children off at the gates and allow them to walk in to school with their friends. It is important for us to monitor all adults accessing the school grounds and important for the children to build their independence and resilience. 

If at any time you need to speak with the class teacher, a good time is after school once all children have been sent off or make an appointment through the office or the class dojo system. They will be very happy to see you. No adult should be walking in to the classroom without prior arrangement whilst there are children in the building.

On Wednesday 9th October there will be our first parent drop in session where you can come and discuss how your child has settled in with the class teacher if you so wish. This will run from 3.30 to 5.00.

The formal parent's evening for assessment updates will be on 11th December. 

If you wish to discuss your child's progress before this please make an appointment to see your child's class teacher through dojo.

Next week on Monday is the PTA agm at the Soldiers and Sailors at 7.30- all are welcome.

Happy weekend everyone- see you all next week!