A few issues ago I wrote about the need for Millfield to recruit additional teachers for September due to the growth of Littleport; on just one day we were asked by the LA Admissions team to admit 15 additional children in September, in addition to those who had already been given reception places. We are now welcoming 4 new teachers.
The growth of Littleport has also had an impact on our Nursery. Nearing the end of its second year, it is now full and, looking ahead, when many of the children move on into reception classes, the spaces are already booked. At a time when there is a lot in the media about nurseries closing due to funding issues, I’m delighted that Millfield Nursery is thriving and providing a successful pre-school setting for the community.
Not only do children undertake ‘new learning’ at school, but staff do too. Ms Peden, Ms Ashley and Ms Lee have been successful in gaining their National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership. Ms Lee and Ms Cooper have also been successful in becoming ‘expert teachers’ for the Trust, which means they have been recognised as having the skills and expertise to go into other schools to support teachers and leaders to improve their provision.
Our PE teacher, Ms Ashby, is taking part in a fundraising trek in the Himalayas in October in aid of breast cancer. Earlier in the summer term children raised over £3600 in aid of Coppafeel by taking part in a colour run on the school field- great fun was had by all!
The summer term is one full of activities that create primary school memories. These include the school play ‘Goodbye my Friend’, sports day, Yr5 visit to LECA for a Science and Arts day and plenty of trips including Sealife Centre at Hunstanton, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Raptor Foundation and Wicken Fen.
As I write this, we have only a few days left of this academic year and I should like to wish all those children who left Millfield this summer, all the best for the future, whether they are moving on to secondary school or relocating.