Welcome message from Ross Moody, Principal
Welcome back to school for 2016! Another exciting and inspiring school year lies ahead. I wish an extra special welcome to the new Early Years pupils and any arrivals throughout the school. I am sure you will be happy at St Ursula’s and will quickly feel part of our school family.
The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines and to set expectations of behaviour and working well together. Please help us by ensuring children are in school by 8.50 at the latest (in preparation for a 9.00am registration), wearing the correct school uniform and prepared to learn.
On the school website you will find detailed information about the school day including school uniform information and what they need to bring, when for games and PE. We know it takes a day or two to get used to going to bed on time and settling back in and this is key to helping the children do their best.
Over the summer the new school building has been progressing at pace and it is very exciting to see colours on the walls and flooring going down. I think the children will absolutely love their new school environment.
Shine ran summer clubs through the holidays. Well done to all children who attended; I was told repeatedly that the children were a delight to teach and that their behaviour was truly exceptional.
We are in the process of having a new school website built and I will keep you updated as to the progress and launch date in the coming weeks.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am to be the Principal at St Ursula’s Academy, and look forward to working closely with the wonderful dedicated staff, Academy Ambassadors, parents, and children to continue to build on the many strengths of the school and to realise our ambitious goals for all our children.
With kind regards