Wednesday 21st July
AN END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM MRS FOSTER
The Academic Year 2020-21 has been a year to end all years...A year of anxiety, worry, upset, terrible family circumstances, lockdowns, social isolation, risk assessments, remote learning, burst bubbles and financial difficulties. It has been a huge challenge to navigate our way through the impact of Covid-19 and the effect it has had on school life, Welford families and our local community.
The staff have worked tirelessly to ensure as much continuity and consistency for Welford’s children as possible and I am thankful that I have such a committed and supportive team.
Throughout it all our children have been absolutely amazing: they have astounded us with their resilience, their energy, their enthusiasm for learning…Above all, their happiness, positivity and ability to bounce back after every set back has made us so proud.
We recognise the frustration you have felt due to the ever changing circumstances that the year has brought, yet despite this you have continued to be incredibly supportive and your patience, kindness, care and goodwill is very much appreciated by us all – it means so much…
Also your generosity, at a very challenging time, in supporting our fund raising efforts last week was just fabulous. We raised £400 in total for Acholi Quarters, a cause close to all our hearts, thanks to a non-uniform day and quite amazing staff generosity. Brilliant!
This week, Year 6’s primary school journey has come to an end and it was lovely to be able to hold a graduation ceremony on Monday for them. We are sorry that it was not possible to invite parents/carers into school, but know that the children looked fabulous and did you proud. We hope that you have enjoyed watching the shared presentations and looking at the mementos, staff comments and photographs that the children were presented with to celebrate their time at Welford. A special lunch, games with Ken and even a song from Welford’s own songstress Mrs Weathers, plus the previous week’s trip to Welford-super-Mare, have all helped to create magical memories for the children of their final year with us at Welford. Children, we wish you the best of everything as you start your secondary school journey, please continue to be the best you can possibly be and continue to shine like the stars you are…
We bid a fond farewell to Mrs Sydenham, Miss Choudhury and Miss Jabeen who are leaving our Welford World and we thank them for the difference that they have made to the lives of children in their care. They’ve been true Welford stars, and we will miss them dearly, but wish them happy new horizons and adventures in the future.
Finally, I feel blessed that I share Welford with such a committed staff and supportive families, who all put children at the heart of what we do, as we continue our journey together as a school. So in closing, Welford staff and Governors wish you all a happy, healthy summer break, family fun in the sun and the hope of better times ahead…
Please continue to stay safe and well ,
Mrs Foster and all at Team Welford.
Year 6 Graduation Ceremonies - 19/7/21
Yesterday, we had the graduation ceremony for Welford's Class of 20-21!
We were first treated to personalised presentations which used the children's own coding skills and included magical memories from Welford Super Mare. Then, the Year 6 staff presented each child with a scroll, class photograph and a graduation box packed with messages of good luck for the future from all of Welford's staff. Class teachers shared their messages for each child with them during the ceremony. Next the children were serenaded by Mrs Weathers singing Whitney's 'The Greatest Love of All'.
A special lunchtime buffet and afternoon fun on the playground with Ken rounded off a perfect ending to their journey with us at Welford.
All the very best for the future Year 6 - we are proud of each and every one of you. May you shine brightly at your new schools in September.
Friday 16th July
A HUGE thank you for your generous donations to support our fund raising efforts today. The children looked so lovely in their party clothes, party food was very much appreciated and it was great to end the last full week of the term on such a happy, positive note.
We look forward to welcoming Year 4 and Year 6 back to school on Monday for their end of year celebrations...
Virtual hugs to you all-
Mrs Foster and the Leadership Team
Thursday 15th July
Please see below a letter informing you of your child's new class in September 2021. This letter is applicable to children in Y1 - Y6 only.
Reception and Nursery children will be informed of the classes they are in in a separate letter.
The letter also includes special messages for 3 members of staff who will be leaving Welford at the end of the academic year: Miss Jabeen, Miss Choudhury and Mrs Sydenham.
We wish them all the very best on their new adventures,
Congratulations to all our Gold Book children for this half term. They have worked so hard to be chosen by their teachers and we really enjoyed celebrating this achievement with them.
Please look out for their pictures on the website gallery below very soon!
Birmingham Childrens Trust Awareness video for Parents/Carers
The awareness video below has been sent to us by Birmingham Childrens Trust to explain how they are here to help and support any parents/carers (in the Birmingham community) who are worried about the wellbeing of their children and wish to ensure that our young people grow up in safer and better environments.
Please take a moment to watch and listen to this powerful message.
Welcome to Welford
Mrs Foster-Head Teacher
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Welcome to Welford Primary School’s website.
At Welford we believe:
"Diversity Is Our Strength & Together We Succeed"
At Welford we are committed to:
- Building a strong partnership between school, home and the community which ensures all children are given the opportunity to achieve success and be the best they can be in all they do
- Being a caring, safe and inclusive school where everyone is respectful, responsible and ready to learn and where everyone understands their rights and responsibilities under the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
- Offering a broad and balanced curriculum that engages and challenges all children whilst also meeting their diverse needs
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- Developing self-confident, motivated and resilient children who are ready for the next step of their learning journey
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Contact Mrs Barnes by:
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