Pupils get sums right to go top of the class
ABOLLINGTON school has received a letter from the Government celebrating its high achievements in maths.
The letter, sent by MP Nick Gibb from the Department for Education, congratulated staff and pupils at Dean Valley Community Primary School for their mathematics results in the 2016 Key Stage 2 assessments, which puts the school in the top 2percent nationally.
In the letter he said: “Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”
Headteacher Emily Smith said: “I am so very proud of the pupils, staff and parents at Dean Valley. It is wonderful to receive an acknowledgment from the Department of Education for all the pupils’ and staff’s hard work and commitment.
“In this period of education where we are in consultation about the school budget cuts it is particularly pertinent. We recognise that there has to be an authority at the bottom of the list nationally for funding, as Cheshire East will be, however the issue here is that the funding we are going to receive will not be adequate to ensure the best quality of teaching and learning for our children.
“Pupils’ experiences of a current rich and a balanced curriculum will suffer, as will in-school support, with the inevitability of staffing cuts. Dean Valley and all schools locally, will however continue to strive to deliver the best learning opportunities that we can.”
Dean Valley children and Mrs Casey McDermott, year six teacher and maths lead
Emily Rafferty, Year 13, and Ben Wardle, year 12, who represented All Hallows Catholic College at the Northwest Catenian Public Speaking Competition. Pictured with Miss Carmel Friend