19th July 2019

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Miss A Edwards, Executive Headteacher

19th July 2019 Newsletter:


This year has been a truly sensational year with many incredible achievements to celebrate. On Tuesday we were invited to an awards ceremony at UKFast in Manchester for the Community and Education Awards 2019. We are delighted to announce that Partington Central Academy was a finalist in the School of the Year category! This is in recognition of the achievements of the school in the last 12 months in raising standards and improving the aspirations of our children and community. As Executive Headteacher of PCA I feel privileged to work in a school jam-packed with such talented and committed teachers. It is through them that children achieve to the best of their ability and engage in such a wide range of activities. This year both the children and teachers have had so many successes that it’s hard to keep count! We have had a successful Ofsted inspection with the school now graded ‘Good’ in all areas. We achieved the Leading Parent Partnership Award for our extensive work to engage parents in school life and in recognition of our amazing Parent Council. In The Dean Trust Active Challenge races our staff held five of the top six medal places. The attendance and punctuality of the children in school has increased. Our Early Years area has been redeveloped with new outdoor equipment. Somewhere in between all that the staff have found the energy to organise a hugely successful sports day, a Battle of the Bands competition and coordinate end of year celebrations and assemblies. We are immensely proud of all the hard work the staff, parents and children do to make these achievements possible. Well done everyone! A great team effort.

Last week we also hosted The Dean Trust annual governors’ conference. This was the first of its kind to be held in a primary school. We had over 50 governors who came to school to experience life as a primary school pupil. They took part in training sessions, learning walks around the school and watched some lessons and met the children. They even took part in specially designed lessons and were taught by our teachers! The feedback was astounding and the governors thoroughly enjoyed their time back at school. They were stunned by the difficulty of the work, the teaching strategies used by the staff and the high level interaction between the children and teachers. A very impressive day all round!

Anita Edwards – Executive Headteacher

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