Thank you to all of you who returned the recent Parent Questionnaire. We collected nearly 140 completed questionnaires, which is a fantastic response. Your comments are very much valued and will help guide our next phase of school development.
We will provide a more detailed response once all of the data has been analysed, but in the meantime we thought you might find some of the early results interesting. While it appears that we manage to please most of you most of the time, it is virtually impossible to please all of you all of the time.
One area that divided opinion was the question about homework. Homework is probably the hardest thing of all for schools to get right. Some households value homework highly and have the time and space to support it, while we understand that others don’t. Many of our children also have busy lives out of school engaged in a myriad of sports, clubs and activities. Getting the tone of homework just right for everyone is almost impossible so please talk to your child’s teacher if you have problems or concerns. We would urge however, that you read regularly with your children regardless of their age and stage of reading development.
We also agree that keeping the web site up to date is important. Be assured that we do our best with the time that we are able to allocate to it. As you can see we have already updated some of the information on the website and added copies of the recent ‘A Parents’ Guide to Supporting Children’s Phonics and Spelling’ booklet for those of you that hadn’t received it. Many parents found the information and ideas in this booklet very helpful.
Please try to check book bags and school bags regularly, as our weekly newsletter has all of the information you need regarding forthcoming events in school. You can also find a copy of the weekly Newsletter on this website under the ‘Newsletter’ tab.
Thank you once again for taking the time to complete our questionnaire.
A message from the Head Teacher
Welcome to the Hythe Bay Church of England School and Children's Centre web site. At this school we strive to switch children onto learning through outstanding education and care. We are a fully extended school and Children’s Centre and we believe that people of any age who are switched onto learning become confident, creative and connected.
Hythe Bay is a Church of England school, our distinctively Christian character is seen through our ethos, atmosphere and how people are valued. Every aspect of our school life is built around the particular Christian values of love, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness.
Thank you also if you are considering this school for your child’s care and education. One of the most difficult decisions a parent or carer has to make is to leave their most precious possession in the care of other people. We know that you are the best teacher your child will ever have but we want to work in partnership with you to help develop your child beyond their full potential.
We aim to provide your child with an education that is creative, broadly based and tailored to meet individual needs. We seek to provide an open and honest atmosphere in which everyone may develop and grow in self-confidence and respect for the people and environment around them.
We are committed to working at the heart of the community in partnership with parents. In a community that places such emphasis on personal relationships, we offer you the challenge of helping to develop a caring environment that will never be complete or final. All our members, children and adults are learners and it is the sharing of knowledge, skills and attitudes that make this school a special place.
Please explore this site and find out more about the very exciting opportunities we can offer but I would also encourage you to visit the school and see us in action.
CEOP is the Child Exploitation and online Protection service. On our web page you will see a CEOP button, you can press this button to report any inappropriate online activity. CEOP help children stay safe online. If someone has acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know - it may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP by pressing this button.