Dear Parent or Carer,

It has been a very busy new year with many changes taking place at Highfield Ely. This term we have gone through a restructure of our leadership team so that it aligns with the leadeship team at Highfield Littleport as it grows into a full and thriving school like Highfield Ely.

The leadership structure at each school will be:

Executive Head (shared over both schools)

Head of School

Assistant Head

Two Key Stage Leaders

At Highfield Ely, I am pleased to announce that Andy Munday will be our Assistant Head, and Nadine Long will be one of our Key Stage Leaders with effect from the start of the summer term. We have two vacancies that we are advertising for currently - Head of School and one Key Stage Leader. We have had a good level of interest so far.

We are moving on in several areas of provision including: Changing the way that we monitor classroom practice with more regular 'drop ins' rather than full observations, using data to monitor clsely the progress of pupils in our High Needs classes, putting in place a Level 1 Functional Skills English and Maths groups in Key Stage 4 and gaining commitment from East Cambs District Council for leasing the Maltings Cottage for our Social Enterprise.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Simon