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SIA Newsletter 15

SIA School Principal - James Batts

Dear SIA Community

What a fantastic term and a fun festive week to finish on.

As we head into the winter break we have an opportunity to reflect and be grateful for all the wonderful moments during term 1. I have really enjoyed having the chance to see enrichment and our learner leadership grow to the point where we have something going on in school almost daily and our learner leaders take ownership for multiple activities and of course are part of developing our HPL VAA’s. The learner leaders have planned learner led assemblies for all staff and other learners, house competitions and a video encompassing all the amazing work they have carried out this term. I am very proud of our learner leaders and thankful to Mr Andy and the APHs for supporting them so brilliantly.

Across the school I have seen further focus on our VAA’s and understanding of HPL, including a well-attended parent workshop. Our learners are kind, caring and listen to each other in and out of the classroom. As a school we have taken part in Flag day, National Day, Diwali and our Foundation Stage Winter concert. Our learners worked very hard and persevered on learning their dances and songs but also showed interest in learning about other cultures and concern for society through charity initiates, such as raising money and sending food to Pakistan after the floods.

The learning provision has further developed this year and we have received wonderful feedback about this. For example in FS and lower primary we have seen our learners grow their phonics knowledge using our Read Write Inc Scheme which we introduced this year. It has been fantastic watching them recognise new sounds along with blending and segmenting words. In upper primary and Secondary our learners have been busy at home completing the nuggets on Century Tech which has become very popular amongst our learners. The Head of Friends of SIA, Mr Ahmed, was talking to myself and Mr Kumar, our COO, just recently about the impact it is having and I am pleased our online provision is supporting at home and school.

As you will have seen on our social media, we received the news about the achievements of our learners in last summer’s Edexcel board examinations for Year 11 to 13. Ilia Mosaddegh achieving the highest marks in the world for GCSE Psychology, Vinay Mohan receiving the highest marks in the Middle East for A Level Further Mathematics and Jaya Ramesh, Samira Miah and Vinay Mohan receiving awards for being high achievers in all of their A Level exams! We are so proud of all of our learners and this is a testament to the hard work and determination they show to be the best they can be

I wish you all a safe and relaxing winter break and we are already excited for term 2.

#bethebestyoucanbe #proudprincipal

Have a lovely break

Take care

James Batts