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In recent years South Baddesley CE Primary School has continued to be over-subscribed and as a consequence we have been delighted to work alongside Hampshire to offer approximately five additional spaces per year (22 pupils). In order to accommodate this we completed some small internal alterations and changed our class structure to six classes. The Friends (PFA) of South Baddesley kindly bought the school a log cabin which has allowed us to create a unique space for small group work and music tuition.
Our current structure enables us to teach the children in smaller class sizes and has led to an increased number of teaching staff working at the school. We have continued to develop our broad and balanced curriculum, using initiatives such as Woodland School to further enhance the learning of our pupils, as well as a strong focus on the arts and literature. In July 2017, our academic attainment was significantly above national standard, with 93% of the pupils achieving at least the expected standard. Our work to develop the school has meant that children continue to thrive in a small, happy, nurturing environment. Our priority remains to meet the needs of each individual child and continue to achieve excellent personal and academic outcomes for all. Through this consultation we are continuing to work in partnership with Hampshire County Council to meet the needs of the pupils we currently have on roll.
In light of the strict controls announced by the government, you might like to revisit the information we sent out regarding talking to children about the coronavirus (COVID-19). I've been doing my own research too so that I can talk to my daughter (or not talk to her as appropriate!) and reassure her. This document contains links that you may also find useful if, like me, you find it reassuring to have information. [pdf ids="4653" layout="full"] Many of you met Maureen Bowes when she visited our school in January to talk about self compassion. Her website whenthetensiongoes.com has an excellent 'Reassuring myself' resource that is free to download. Remember to look after yourselves too and keep in touch! Best wishes, Katharine Simkins