St Michael’s, Church of England, VA, Primary and Nursery School

News

Welcome from John Neenan

Welcome to all families, old and new, as we start this exciting new era at St Michael’s. The staff have been busy working hard developing a new, inspiring and child centred curriculum for our pupils, and building work is well under way making much anticipated improvements to our school.

We are very grateful for the support of the Governors, Canon Rev’d Andrew Beane, and the Aylsham Parish Church, who all play a major part in our school life, both physically and spiritually.  We are also very honoured to be supported by a number of local businesses who donate time and money to improve the education of our young people.

I want to extend a warm welcome to our new members of staff, Ms Lewis and Mrs Bunyan, who have already fitted well into the St Michael’s team.

My thanks and appreciation go out to Mrs McMahon, who worked tirelessly to improve the life and education of all of the children in her care. She has been extremely supportive during this time of transition which has allowed us to hit the ground running for the Autumn Term.

I am very much looking forward to working with you all as I begin my new adventure.

Kindest regards,

Mr John Neenan

First Day Fun! 


A message to the children from Mrs McMahon

Today we had a special service to celebrate our year 2 children, some of whom are leaving and some are staying as St Michael’s enters a new chapter in it’s life as a school.

What I am sure of, is that St Michael’s has given all of you the best start in life and I am extremely proud of the whole community that works so hard to make this happen.

I have been here for almost  a quarter of a century and in all that time have been blessed by being able to be part of your lives.

Thank you for all your best wishes. I feel so lucky to have known you all and the children who came before you.

Below are a few photos from my last couple of days.


Resilience Day

Many thanks to Revd Andrew, Revd Jack, Revd Deb and Claire Lawrence for delivering a fantastic Resilience Day which provided those important things –memorable experiences, and we all know that those are the building blocks which shape children’s lives.

One parent’s quote the next morning “my child came home buzzing – she said she’d had a lovely day and proceeded to put her treasure all around her bedroom. She really wouldn’t stop talking about it!”


SMASH Easter Fair

Thank you SMASH (our P.T.A.) for a wonderful Easter Fair and well done everyone for reacting so quickly and sensibly during the fire drill. Everyone was outside at the assembly point in 1.5 minutes and registered within 4 minutes!

SMASH were presented with a plaque which will be placed in our new library.  The funds for the library furniture were kindly donated by SMASH.


New baby

Apple class were thrilled to meet Arthur, Mrs Joynes’ new baby boy.


Head teacher advert

We are looking for a head teacher to inspire our future astronauts, farmers, artists and police officers as we move from an Infant to Primary school. This post, created following the retirement of our current Head teacher, offers the successful candidate a real opportunity to lead the transformation of this nurturing Forest school and develop and promote excellent teaching and learning.

Our Church School offers happy and enthusiastic children, a dedicated and supportive team of staff and governors and actively involved parents. We enjoy a learning environment, which extends beyond the classroom and is part of a nationally recognised and dynamic cluster. Our small caring school has very close links and is beautifully engaged with the church and wider community. Aylsham is a growing market town situated between Norwich and the scenic North Norfolk coast.

We are looking to appoint from September 2018, an inspirational, committed and enthusiastic leader to build upon our successes and achievements.

The applicant pack is ready for all those interested in the opportunity to become St Michael’s next head teacher, click here.  For salary details please look on the Norfolk School’s job vacancy website here.

Come and meet our future divers, musicians, gymnasts, firemen and look around our school by getting in touch with the school office manager on 01263 732260.

 


News update – head teacher recruitment

We are looking for a head teacher to inspire our future astronauts, farmers, artists and police officers as we move from an Infant to Primary school. This post, created following the retirement of our current Head teacher, offers the successful candidate a real opportunity to lead the transformation of this nurturing, Church of England, Forest School and develop and promote excellent teaching and learning.

Advert coming soon!


The Lost Words

We were delighted to have a surprise visit from Mr Henry Layte, owner of the Book Hive in Norwich and local author, Patrick Barkham. They presented us with a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

This beautiful book explores the natural world around us while highlighting the words which have been lost from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

You can read more about their wish to get The Lost Words into local schools in the EDP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partrick Barkham, Catherine McMahon and Beech Class

 

 


Exciting times for St Michael’s

Updated 13.12.17

These are exciting times for us at St Michael’s. At last our dream of being an all-through primary school has become a reality. In September 2018 we will take in our first Year 3s and begin the transformation of this wonderful school. The future looks bright for both the school and for Aylsham parents and children who deserve real educational choice.

Just to remind you, the proposal was

To change the age range to admit pupils from 4 up to the age of 11 years, to begin transition from 1st September 2018, to become an all through primary school, with a Published Admission Number of 20.

And today we hear:

The Executive Director of Children’s Services in her capacity as Decision-maker, has approved the proposal on 12th December 2017.

We are simply delighted and would like to extend our huge thanks to all who helped make this possible.

Catherine McMahon