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From the Desk of the Headteacher

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Thank you to all those parents for your positive comments regarding the poor funding that we are receiving from central government. Essentially whilst costs are going up probably 3% each year, our funding has remained completely static for the last three years. We have raised this with our local MP and I’m delighted that she raised it in the House of Commons this week.

We would ask all our parents to send letters of support using the links to the funding agencies and central government.

Without adequate funding in schools we cannot continue to give your children such a wonderful choice of opportunities. Next year we will see our funding cuts in real terms by probably 5%, this is almost £100,000.

Today we’ve been organising our Red Nose day and are delighted that we raised over £600. Congratulations go especially to Year Three and Miss Jackson’s class who showed us the way with such a wonderful red nose assembly.

Next Monday we are welcoming our Spanish friends, teachers and children. We have planned a variety of activities for them including our Global Voice Concert at St. Edmund’s School Theatre on Monday. We would ask parents and children to make every effort to come along and support us.

Congratulations to our football team for winning the league! Out of all the schools in the Canterbury and East Kent area they were unbeaten all season. Well done to all those children that took part in the inter school cross country races this week, especially as it was so wet and windy, they performed exceptionally well.

Stuart Pywell, Headteacher
March 2019
 
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