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We're learners too!18.9.2020
As well as being teachers, learning support assistants and administrators, the staff at Cliff Lane are also learners!
Congratulations to Ms King who received confirmation of her National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, to Mrs Dreher who has successfully passed a qualification in administration, and to some of our LSAs who studied during lockdown for Level 2 specialisms in areas such as ADHD and autism. We're also very pleased to share that Mrs McErlain-Naylor is now a Certified Google Educator.
We currently have a number of teachers who are now studying for their National Professional Qualification in Middle/Senior Leadership, Mrs Booth is currently completing the National Award for Sencos and Mrs Griffiths is working towards a professional qualification in HR.
World Book Day05.03.2020
The national World Book Day theme for this year was 'Share a Story'. We decided that instead of the whole school dressing up, that each year group would share a book together over the summer term and each have their own 'Book Day' together. The teachers thought they would start this idea off. They chose The Hungry Caterpillar and dressed up as butterflies, leaves, watermelons, strawberries and even the caterpillar itself! Even our brilliant lunch staff got involved with a special Hungry Caterpillar menu and a fruit bar for everyone to taste some of the fruit from the story.
All the children made a special lanyard (Book Bling) to wear over the day to keep the conversation going about their favourite books, there was an assembly where The Hungry Caterpillar was read in three different languages, teachers swapped classrooms for a very special guest story time, and Year 6 went to the Early Years classrooms to read to our youngest pupils.
Thank you everyone for making this day so special.
We have recently formed a new group at school and we have decided on the name 'Young Planetarians'. We want to make the school more eco-friendly. We are going to make sure we are doing as much as we can to look after the environment. We have completed a review which also looks at our curriculum. We are now putting together our action plan. We think that we will be concentrating on supporting marine life, harvesting water, looking after plants (for bees and other wildlife), and growing food.