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Welcome to a new school year!
It’s lovely to see everyone again at Holt House and Carterknowle and to meet our new families. If you are new to our schools we extend a warm welcome. The children are all enjoying their new classes and are already doing some great learning.
Schools Priorities
At the recent Ofsted inspection at Carterknowle, one of the strengths that the inspectors identified was the federation between Holt House and Carterknowle and the benefits it has brought.
Home-School Diaries
Children are being given their new home-school diaries this week. Please make sure this comes to school every day. Teachers will be writing in it about your child’s reading every week and also want to know about your child’s reading at home. There is a message box for parents to use on every double page. This is a really important way in which your child’s teacher and you can communicate with each other about your child’s learning and welfare.
All the events for both schools have been sent out and are also on our websites. There is extra information just about your child’s class on their class newsletter. We are working on booking all the trips and visits and will get a schedule out to you as soon as possible. Our first federation event is ‘Jeans for Genes’ Day on Friday 22 September where, for a donation of £1 to this charity, children can wear their jeans to school. We are running this event at the request of one of the children and are looking forward to an early dress down day!
Basic Skills Quality Mark
Congratulations to Carterknowle, who achieved the National Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark last term.

Holt House is awarded the Silver Travel Award.