School Update 24th January
Dear Parent / Supporter
We hope this finds you well, safe and enjoying the last part of a wintry weekend.
With the start of our second week of official ‘school’ about to begin, our students are settling well into school life, forming new friendships and developing those already in place. They are becoming accustomed to adjusted routines and embedding expectations, whilst forming positive, trusting relationships with our staff and one another.
The team are throwing themselves into our ‘Learn To Thrive’ curriculum, with students enjoying holistic, personalised learning, collaboratively planned by committed teachers. It is a privilege to watch self-esteem and belief rise as students find themselves in an environment in which they can be themselves and learn.
Lots of multisensory learning is taking place within the Arts, Humanities and Core subjects. Students are displaying exceptional resilience and talent, and a growing enthusiasm for learning….
Breaktimes are providing an opportunity for students to play, relax, be alone or be among others. Wherever they are, staff are on hand nearby to support our young people with whatever is needed.
Our Friday Rewards assemblies provide a weekly opportunity to celebrate progress and achievement linked to our cornerstone values and core skills. The first set of award-ees proudly received theirs at the end of last week.
Morning Tutor Time is being introduced gradually, to provide a grounding start to the day, with our Learning For Life programme woven through this pastoral session.
Other routines will develop over time, allowing students to acclimatise and transition.
Interest in Abbot’s Way is very healthy and growing, with word of mouth spreading and targeted marketing getting our name out there.
A significant number of student tasters and parent visits are booked in over the coming weeks and months. This is more than encouraging and reflects our commitment to SpLD and our unique approach.
On a practical note for parents;
**Kirsten would welcome any unwanted accessories eg hats, scarves etc which could be used within Drama & Expressive Arts - please hand any contributions into Reception.
**Sarah would be grateful if each student could bring in a long sleeved shirt to keep in the Arts Attics to protect clothes as far as possible from paint, glue etc.
**Please can all students bring a PE kit in on Mondays and Thursdays from this week.
You can keep up with regular updates on our website and via our social media sites - links to these are on our website, or
As ever, if you do have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.
With kindest regards and many thanks for your support.
Hellen and Gareth