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“Following a thorough risk assessment and an analysis of staff available to work, The HEART Education Trust have made provision for keyworker and vulnerable children at Henderson Green, Lingwood and Valley Primary academies to attend childcare facilities at Heartsease Primary Academy. Transport has been provided for these pupils. We have made alternative arrangements for the 3 families who requested keyworker childcare support during the Easter holiday.
We would like to thank Kier who have supported us to keep Heartsease open and to Norse Catering Services who have provided lunches for children attending Heartsease and for those families who requested a packed lunch under the Free School Meals Provision.
We would also like to thank our staff who have put themselves on the frontline in helping to keep our schools open and all of the staff who have prepared and photocopied packs of work for pupils and maintained a Distance Learning Service daily on line to ensure that our pupils have been able to keep up a good standard of learning.
We would also like to extend our thanks to all of our parents who have supported their children to complete work both on line and in paper forms.
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards – Scam Alert
The Department of Education are warning that parents and carers are being targeted by scammers.
Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as “if your child is entitled to Free School Meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed.”
The email contains links for parents to follow if they want to reserve the funding. These links are fake. This is a scam.
Author: Cameron Bradbury, Updated: 31 January 2020 14:55
Six primary schools in Norwich North have showed an increase in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, visited the top performing school of the six.
The 2019 Key Stage 2 results, which were published on the 13th December, showed that the national average had increased to 65% this year. These results are the fourth of their kind since the Department for Education introduced more rigorous assessments to align with the new national curriculum in 2016.
This has brought England’s primary education in line with the best in the world. Each year, more children are meeting the high expectations it sets.
The six primary schools showing a performance increase in Key Stage 2 results were the following:
Heartsease Primary Academy (2018: 41% 2019: 57%)
Catton Grove Primary School (2018: 49% 2019: 63%
St William’s Primary School (2018: 55% 2019: 62%)
Firside Junior School (2018: 68% 2019: 75%)
Sprowston Junior School (2018: 60% 2019: 61%)
George White Junior School (2018: 66% 2019: 67%)
Chloe Smith paid a visit to Heartsease Primary Academy and met with Christina Kenna who is the CEO and Accounting Officer of the HEART Education Trust. Chloe congratulated Ms Kenna on Heartsease’s huge increase in Key Stage 2 performance data and thanked her for all the work her staff, parents and herself had put into the school.
Chloe Smith said “I am so proud to see this increase in results from primary schools in my constituency. It goes to show the sheer dedication parents and staff put in, to make children’s learning experiences, educational knowledge and school life as fruitful as possible”.
Christina Kenna commented “It is great to see these kinds of improvements in Key Stage 2 data. We have worked hard at Heartsease to improve on the results of 2018, and clearly these results show what we have been doing with the children is working”.