Letter from Westminster
On 1st February we received a letter from the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for School Standards to congratulate Caroline Haslett on our pupils’ progress.
THIS WEEK AT CHPS
Edison Class Assembly
Well done to all the children in Edison Class who performed their class assembly On Thursday 14th February. They did a fantastic job and everyone thoroughly enjoyed watching it. As with Upton class last week, we definitely have a few budding performers in Edison! Thank you to all those who came along to watch, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
MK Dons Assembly
We had a visit from Jake and Fin from the MK Dons on Wednesday this week. They came in to do an assembly and talk to the children about the Gift of Football. Each child has been give a form for a complimentary ticket for one adult and one child. This is for the MK Dons v Crawley match on Saturday 2nd March. Thanks to both of them for their time and the tickets. Hopefully many of you will take the opportunity to go along and support them.
We have been running another pottery course this half term and once again, we have had some incredible creations. Thank you so much to Julia who has been a wonderful teacher. We look forward to seeing some more creations on our next course.
WELCOME TO CAROLINE HASLETT SCHOOL
Caroline Haslett Primary School is a successful school which has demonstrated consistently high standards for a number of years. It operates in a culture where expectations are high,learning is exciting and children's individuality is valued. It is very inclusive and committed to helping children achieve their full potential.
We opened in 1992 as a combined school for 4 to 12 year olds, and are now a primary school for 4 to 11 year olds serving Shenley Lodge and the eastern part of Shenley Brook End. Accommodation includes the main open-plan building (FS to Y4), a classroom of the future- The Mekon building ( Y5 & Y6 ) and a specialist teaching block (Library, Food Technology and The Faraday Club).
With a roll of 436, we are a two-form entry school with class sizes between 30 and 32. We have a department for 5 children who have EHCPs for the primary need of speech and language. These pupils are fully included in our mainstream classes where they receive additional support inline with their ECHP and Speech therapists targets. The school identifies pupils with SEN early and supports them with timely and evidence based interventions alongside specialist teaching advice and a high level of Teaching Assistant support.
At the end of Y6 most children transfer to either Denbigh or Shenley Brook End secondary schools, with a small number going to other schools in MK. We have good links with playgroups in the area and there are strong sporting and staff development links with our nearby schools.
We believe that praise and a positive, can-do approach helps all to achieve their best. We operate this within a framework of high and clear expectations, resulting in an ethos where all are valued and achievement is recognised. We offer a broad range of activities within and beyond the school day. The on-site Faraday club provides before and after school care together with holiday play scheme provision.
We value staff expertise and professional development. We are committed to a policy of promotion from within where possible. Each class has an interactive whiteboard, each teacher a MacBook and there is an airport network throughout school, enabling ICT to support the entire curriculum.
There is a well-established and enthusiastic governing body which supports the school strongly. Governors hold regular 'tea parties' with the children to listen to their views about their school.
Caroline Haslett Primary School works in partnership with the Tommy Flowers SCITT, an outstanding (Ofsted, Dec 17) provider of primary and secondary teacher training in Milton Keynes. As a partnership school, we support Tommy Flowers SCITT trainees to become qualified teachers. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, please follow the link to the Tommy Flowers SCITT website for further details. www.tommyflowersscitt.co.uk..