Well done Everyone!


I just wanted to say a massive well done to all the teachers, parents and of course children in Year Six who have finished their SATs this week.  It’s been a huge team effort over the whole year and I’m sure as parents you’re relieved that they are over too!

Genuinely, the way in which your children have approached the tests has made me realise, once again, what a special school we are all a part of!

Whatever levels the children gain, this week has shown them in the best possible light to be supportive, responsible, mature and well rounded young people.

Whilst academic success is critically important, it is the children’s success on this level that is the thing that makes me the proudest!

Well Done Everyone!

Looking to the Future


I can hardly believe that it has nearly been a year since I was lucky enough to start working with the wonderful children and staff here at the Deans!  The time has flown by and here in school we are starting to think a little more about the future and how we can develop as a school.

Hopefully, as parents you will have seen a few positive changes around the place.  But I hope too that you have seen that we are sticking to our belief in giving your children the very best ‘whole child’ education that we can.

Now I feel it is the time to really try and form a vision together for the development of the school over the next few years.  I would love you as parents and carers to be a real part of that process.

On Wednesday 10th June between 5.00pm and 6.30pm I would like to invite you to a workshop in school to try and help me understand your views on what makes a ‘Quality Education.’

We will then use the outcomes of this as well as the views of the staff and governors to set the direction of travel for our future school development.

I think it’s a really exciting opportunity to discuss what really matters in your child’s education.  Please fill in the form below if you wish to attend.

If you can spare the time I would greatly appreciate it.

Steve Kirkpatrick