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Dear Parents

Good to be back in the Gateway fold today. I have been involved inspecting at another Independent School this week and once again have returned with some excellent ideas to run past the Senior Management Team!

Walk to School Week has once again been well organised by Mr Bridges and the team of Junior Road Safety Officers. It was also brilliantly supported by parents and children. A massive 81% of Year 6s walked this morning. The Footsteps training programme is having the desired effect of equipping children with the skills needed to become safer road users. Our thanks to the great team of parents who have kindly given up their time to cover the Footstep training with Year 4s this week.

The Sports department and many children have had another busy week representing the school in a variety of sports and we are looking forward to the Cross Country event at RAF Halton tomorrow. I hope parents enjoy the regular tweets from Gateway Sport at Gateway2Sport

I am very grateful to Mr Kristopher George who is helping us in the office for a few weeks until Ms Manners can start with us. Mr George has been a temporary Learning Support Assistant at school since last May and is a great asset to the team.

We have kept the Year 6 pupils busy this week with a well timed trip to the theatre yesterday to watch a fantastic production of Round the World in 80 Days at the Polka Children's Theatre in Wimbledon. This opportunity supports their English topic of Journeys this term. This afternoon they have all enjoyed a fun trip to the Bowling Alley, a great way to end their busy half term.

I look forward to seeing many parents at the Parental Guidance events on Monday and Tuesday next week. Hopefully all Gateway children and families have a lovely weekend. Just three days next week before all the pupils, and staff, get a well deserved rest!

Mrs La Farge

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