Dear Parents & Carers,
Since Mrs Comfort left the post of Head Teacher in the Spring term, I have resumed the post I held for 17 years in an acting capacity. I loved being the Head teacher of Bishop's Cleeve Primary and the school, pupils and community hold a special place in my heart. BCPA is one of the founder schools of the GLA Education Trust for which I am also the Chief Executive officer.
I was able to be the Acting Head onsite for a week before the Coronavirus lockdown. Since then, and due to my own 'vulnerable' health status, I have relied on the brilliant Mrs Emily Watton, Deputy Head teacher to organise and manage all activity in the school. Mrs Watton has been the marvellous 'face' of the school, as well as 'organiser in chief' whilst we have opened for Key Worker children and the wider opening for Y1 and Y6. The Bishop's Cleeve staffing team have been as fantastic, committed and as caring as I would expect. They really know how to respond in a crisis. Emily and I will continue to work together for the rest of this term whilst we seek to appoint a permanent Head Teacher for September 2020.
Mr Steve Savory
Acting Head Teacher: Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy
CEO: Gloucestershire Learning Alliance
Welcome to Bishop’s Cleeve Primary Academy.
'Leaders are ambitious for pupils. They provide an inclusive environment where differences are valued. The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding' - Ofsted 2018.
Here at Bishop's Cleeve, our children are at the heart of everything we do. We strive for every child to fulfil their potential and to 'be the best they can be'! We are incredibly proud of our school and, as part of the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance, work continually to improve our practice and give our children the very best opportunities to ignite their enthusiasm for learning.
Set within 16 acres, outdoor learning is actively encouraged at BCPA. We offer two generous Forest School zones; separate infant and junior playgrounds; a large outdoor play area for our Early Years provision; and a huge field which spans the full length of our site.
Along with our website, we have a school Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BCPAcademy/ which is regularly updated with useful links, news and photos/videos of our school in action. Each year group also has their own blog where children's learning is showcased. The links for these can be found via the 'Year Group' tabs on our web page.
We are pleased to operate an 'open door policy' here at BCPA and are always available via phone or email. As schools begin to return to normal following the Covid-19 closures, we look forward to being able to invite both current and prospective families to come and see us in action.
Mrs Emily Watton
Deputy Head Teacher
If you need to contact the school, please phone the School Office on 01242 673814 and speak to Mrs Breen (Office Manager), Mrs Izzard , Mrs Lennon or Mrs McGrory. You can also email us at email@example.com.
Mrs Breen will respond to emails as soon as possible however, if your enquiry is urgent, please phone the School Office.
Most of our communication to parents is via email so please do check your inbox (and junk folder) regularly. If you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website please ask a member of staff in the school office and we will be happy to provide this for you. Please also make sure that the office has up to date contact details for all of your emergency contacts.
NEWSLETTER NO. 1
Click here to read our first newsletter of the new school year.
WIDER OPENING PLAN - UPDATE 22/9/20
Following parent feedback we have fine-tuned our plans for drop-off and pitch-up arrangements which will come into force from 5th October. Please click here to read the plan.
CHANGE OF PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
If any of your contact information has changed in the last 12 months and you haven't told us yet, please use this form to notify us as soon as possible to allow us to update your records.
UNIFORM ORDER FORM
Please click here to access the form to order PE t-shirts, book bags and PE bags. This is the form was emailed to all parents in July
We have vacancies in two schools in the GLA for qualified Teaching Assistants. If you are interested in working for us, please click here to visit the GLA recruitment page.
TALK 4 WRITING BOOKLETS
Please click this link to access some useful, age-related booklets that you may choose to work on at home.