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EYFS 2020

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September. All the staff and governors extend a warm welcome to you and your family. 

If you have not already, Mrs Reeves-Rowe will shortly be giving you a phone call to provide you with information about our induction process so that you and your child are supported as they start school with us. We will also update this web page with further information and resources in due course.

Getting Ready for School

Moving to 'big school' is a big jump for children. It can be exciting and a bit scary at the same time. To help prepare your child for school and learning in EYFS, we have put together the following resources which we hope you find useful.

The Kendall Transition Booklet (Coming Soon)

50 Things To Do Before You're 5

Preparing Your Child for School - Parent Guide

Getting Ready for School Checklist

Starting Primary School Activity Booklet

Supporting Each Other

If you would like to, you can join a FaceBook page dedicated to new starters in 2020. This page has been set up by Kendall parents to support new Kendall parents.

Join Our PTA

We are always looking for parents to join our PTA. Please check out our PTA web page and our PTA Facebook Group and contact us if you would like to join and help improve our school. 

Essentials for Kendall

School Uniform

One of the first essentials is school uniform. You can find all you need to know about the required school uniform on our website here.

School uniform can be ordered here.

You will also need suitable clothing for weekly Forest Schools.

Book Bags and PE Bags

During induction you will be provided with a free Book Bag and PE Bag filled with goodies to help your child settle in to school at Kendall. 

Meet the Kendall Team

We have around 40 members of staff at Kendall. Here are some of the key people who you are likely to come across during your first few weeks at school.

 Mrs Reeves-Rowe  
Mrs Reeves-Rowe is the EYFS class teacher. She teaches EYFS 4 days a week and is your first point of contact for any questions or queries.

Mrs Reeves-Rowe is also a member of the senior leadership team and leads on Science and D.T. across the school.
 Mrs Surguy

Mrs Surguy teaches EYFS one day a week. She also teaches in Year 1. On the day that Mrs Surguy teaches EYFS, she is your first point of contact.
 Miss Hall

Miss Hall is one of the Learning Support Assistants in EYFS. She works in the class all week and supports the children with their learning. 
 Mrs Goodchild

Mrs Goodchild is one of the Learning Support Assistants in EYFS. She works in the class all week and supports the children with their learning. 
 Mrs Nicholson 

Mrs Nicholson is our Office Manager. She can help you with general school enquiries and works throughout the week.
 Mrs Randall 

Mrs Randall is our Assistant Office Manager. She can help you with general school enquiries. She is also the main contact for payments such as dinner money and school trips and visits.
 Miss Tokley

Miss Tokley
 is our Office Assistant. She works in the school office during the afternoons and can help you with general school enquiries. 
Mrs French
 Mrs French is our Headteacher. She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead and oversees teaching and learning across the school.

You can often find Mrs French on the playground in the mornings. Should you have a question or concern which the class teachers are unable to answer, you can make an appointment to meet Mrs French via the office.
 Mr Barrett-Rodger
As well as being our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Barrett-Rodger also teaches Year 6. He is the lead teacher for KS2, Maths, PE and Personal Development.

Mr Barrett-Rodger is also one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and if you have a concern about a child you can make an appointment to see him via the school office.
 Mrs AugustusMrs Augustus is our SENCo. She works with children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). Mrs Augustus is also our Pupil Premium manager, one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads and a member of the senior leadership team. 

If your child has SEND, Mrs Augustus will be in regular contact with you regarding your child's provision.
 Mrs O'Brien Mrs O'Brien is our Year 2 teacher. She also leads English across the school, is our KS1 leader and a member of our senior leadership team.

Mrs O'Brien oversees Phonics at Kendall and during your first few weeks at school you will be invited to a Phonics PIE (Parent Information Event) to learn all about how you can support your child with their learning at home.