Pupils get sums right to go top of the class

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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