Dear Families, 

Happy New Year! We planned this shorter week with learning activities that support pupils with the return to school routines, structures, and their classmates in the school environment. The excitement and energy has lifted the start of the Spring Term. 

Your child’s bag contains the Spring Term learning information:
- Spring Term Curriculum Map 
- Spring Term Targets (known as Personal Learning Intentions) 
- Spring Term Class overview (teacher, support staff team, classmates)

Evidence for Learning: We share the steps of progress in a two-week cycle to build the picture of progress for each of the targets. 
Week 2: 9th to 13th January: teachers complete baseline assessments for the new Spring Term targets
Week 4: 23rd to 27th January: ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal upload into the family portal.
Week 6: 6th to 10th February: ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal upload into the family portal.
13th to 17th February is half term break
Week 8: 27th February to 3rd March: ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal upload into the family portal.
Week 10: 13th to 17th March: ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal upload into the family portal.
Week 12: 27th 31st March: ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal upload into the family portal.
31st March 2023: Last day of Spring Term 

Family Workshops: It was excellent to have family members in school for the different workshops across the Autumn Term. The Spring Term Family Workshops is below alongside the school term dates. 

Communication: Class teachers continue to communicate with you about the school day through the home-school communication book. The weekly newsletter is shared by email, text, and is available on the school website. Teachers and the class team are preparing the day’s learning activities from 8:30-9:30 and teaching from 9:30-3:30. The class teacher is able to pick up phone call messages and emails from the school day at 3:45-4:00pm. If you email after school hours (4:30pm to 8:30am) it will be picked up by the class teacher at 3:45pm the next day. 

Contact Information: Inform the school if your address, phone number(s), or other key information has changed. Please state your child’s name, class and the updated information in an email to admin@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk or with a phone call to reception on 02076818080. 

Our new Vice Principal Syra will be starting after February half term. We look forward to working closely with you across the Spring Term. Have a great weekend. 

Yours Sincerely,
The Senior Leadership Team

Vijita Patel

Principal

Matthew Granados

Assistant Principal (Lower School)

Matthew Maguire

Assistant Principal (Upper School)

Lucy Hall

Assistant Principal (Pastoral)

Roseanna Gooder

Assistant Principal (Transitions / School Improvement)

Aditi Singh

Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

Rima Blakaj

School Business Manager

Family workshops:

Term Dates:

Spring Term 2023

Tuesday 3 January to Friday 31 March 2023
Tuesday: 3rd January 2023: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Half-term: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2023
Friday 31 March 2023: Last day for pupils
Spring Holiday: Monday 3 April to Friday 14 April 2023

Summer Term 2023

Monday 17 April to Friday 21 July 2023
Monday 1 May 2023: May Day Bank Holiday - no school for pupils
Monday 8th May 2023: The King’s Coronation - Additional Bank Holiday
Half-term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023 
Monday 26th June 2023: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Friday 21 July 2023: Last day for pupils

 

 

Autumn Term 2023

Monday 4th September to Thursday 21st December 2023
Monday 4th September: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Tuesday 5th September: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Wednesday 6th September: First day for pupils 
Monday 16th October: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Half-term:
 Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2023
Winter Holiday: Friday 22nd December 2023 to Friday 5th January 2024

Spring Term 2024

Monday 8th January to Thursday 28th March 2024
Monday 8th January: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Half-term: 
Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024
Spring Holiday: Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April 2024 (Easter weekend 29 March – 1 April)

Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th April to Wednesday 24th July 2024
Friday 28th June: Staff training day - no school for pupils
Half-term:
 Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2024
Wednesday 24th July 2024: Last day for pupils

 

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