Dear Parents,

Welcome back to an exciting new school year.  This has certainly been a busy summer period and changes to the EYFS and office areas are nearing completion.
As we finalise the developments at the front of school over the coming days I would ask you all to take particular care when entering and leaving the school site.  There are a few areas where the path is uneven so please be careful when using the main entrance.  Trip hazards will be highlighted on the pathways.
Our morning drop off procedures remain the same as last year.  Children can arrive at school between 8:40am and 8:50am.  They will walk straight to their classrooms.  Year 1 have a new classroom which is located to the rear of the school hall.  Access will be, for Year 1 and Year 2, through the school hall.  Staff will be available to escort them. 
Staff will be present at the gate and all access points to the school building to provide guidance during this week.
On Thursday (6th Sept), a final layer of tarmac is being put on the path after 9:30am.  It would be helpful if only essential visits to school were made on that day after 9:30am and before 3:20pm.
Yours sincerely,
Andrew Steggall


School Expansion News Updates

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2018/19 Staffing Arrangements

Reception - Mrs Davey, Miss Hoare and Mrs Petryshyn (Teachers)  
                    Mrs Howis, Mrs Patrick, Miss Ohren (TAs)
Year 1 -       Miss Chiswell (teacher)
                    Mrs Evans (TA)
Year 2 -        Miss Hall (teacher)
                    Mrs Glare (TA)
Year 3          Mr Winter (Teacher)
                    Mrs Hanlon (TA)
Year 4          Miss Thomas (teacher)
                    Mrs Russell (TA)
Year 5          Miss Hurrell and Miss Phillips (teachers)
                    Mrs Curwen and Mrs Patrick (TAs)
Year 6          Miss Shindler (Teacher)
                    Mrs Menmuir (English boost teacher)
                    Mrs Russell (TA)

We are delighted to welcome two new teachers to our team; Miss Chiswell and Miss Thomas. Both teachers will start to get to know the children in July prior to the summer holidays. We will also announce to existing Y4 parents class allocations as soon as we can. We intend to make changes to the composition of the classes.Mrs Menmuir will continue to enable us to split Y6 for 3 mornings a week in to reduced sized classes.

We are in a fortunate position that additional children means we now look to appoint staff rather than make reductions. This includes the appointment of an additional TA to Y3 which we are in the process of making.

Moor Hall School - Our Vision

The Moor Hall child is a healthy, confident and responsible child whose achievement is the very best it can be.The Moor Hall child is creative, innovative, values and nurtures key transferrable knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for an ever changing future.


Moor Hall is a one form entry school, which caters for children from Reception to Year 6. We are a 'small school with a big heart'. We provide a caring, nurturing and supportive environment where children feel safe and happy; ready to learn.

Our pupils enjoy helping each other to learn and play. The school's buddy system and development of playtime pals helps to ensure that children quickly settle into their new school environment.

Our enthusiastic and professional staff provide pupils with a wide range of learning opportunities which help them achieve often outstanding results at KS1 and KS2. We believe that high-quality teaching and learning takes place when stimulating activities are made relevant to the needs and interests of the child. Where possible, children learn out of the classroom. During each year at school, a range of 'outdoor' learning opportunities are planned. We also have 'thematic' weeks and encourage visitors, such as authors, artists and members of the community, to widen the children's learning.

We embrace technology that opens up learning opportunities that are interesting, interactive and enjoyable. Children have access to computers in class and are timetabled to use the school's new ICT suite.

We encourage children to develop responsibility to each other, the environment and the wider community. The school's setting in Mere Green, surrounded by a natural learning environment, means that children can learn about sustainability and gain a sense of community.

Moor Hall has consistently performed well in attempting very high academic standards. Coupled with this we strongly believe in developing the 'whole child' and aim to offer a wide range of learning opportunities so that our children grow in confidence and gain an understanding of the society into which they are growing.

The partnership between parents and school is important to us; we want you to feel staff at the school are approachable so that we can work together for the benefit of your child.



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