Friday September 8th

Welcome back to a brand new year in Llantilio! I hope you all had a great summer. I had a lovely family holiday and spent some quality time with my children, got some much put off housework completed and fully recharged my batteries. Now ready and raring to go for the new term! 

It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Geraint Langdon to the staff who will be teaching Year 6 this year and leading maths through the school. I’m sure he will settle in quickly. We also had a change in staff in years 3 and Reception  classes where Miss Toombs and Mrs Balkwill did a swap! 

We have welcomed our new Reception children this week too. As usual we are breaking them in gently with half day sessions that allow the children to settle in and also allows us to complete Baseline assessments so we can best tailor our teaching to individual needs. 

Our school development plan this year will continue to concentrate on our recommendations from our Estyn inspection – writing, maths, Welsh oracy, databases and spreadsheets. We will also be looking very closely at reading this year – with this in mind we are looking for volunteers who could give up some time to listen to readers – please come and see me if you think you can help. 

I intend to keep my weekly blog going and other lines of communication  – the website, newsletters, Seesaw, Twitter,  letters home, Parents’ forum etc will all continue too. If you can think of any other ways we can keep you informed of school life please let me know. 

As always, please come and chat to me if there is anything you need to discuss. 

Mrs Joanne Bayton

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