Vale@Belmont Autumn 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

It gives me great pleasure to write to you as the new Assistant Head of Vale School, being based at Vale inclusion scheme @ Belmont Infants and Juniors, and to welcome you to what I am sure will be a busy and exciting year ahead.


I am joining Vale School having spent the last past 24 years working in Haringey as a teacher in various roles, the last 4 years at Lancasterian Primary School, where I was the Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion.


I was certain from my first week here that Vale School is the perfect school for me and I have been tremendously impressed by the whole school, especially the children at the Belmont site. Every day, I have continued to be welcomed by the inquisitive, smiley faces of your children, who are eagerly engaged in their play and learning and who have already made progress in all areas of the curriculum, including towards their personal targets.


I look forward to really getting to know you and your children over the coming term and also to working closely with you in the future. Please look out for letters inviting you to discuss your child’s progress and to set new IEP targets that will take place this term. This will also include Annual Review meetings for those due before the winter break.


Please see the attachments below for the curriculum coverage each year group. For those children who will be learning maths in the Vale Inclusion Room please see the link below for the overview of this terms Maths topics


Children learnign Literacy in the Vale Inclusion Room will be having either the Boosting Reading@Primary or Inference Training intervention along with RWI lessons based on their individual needs. Please come and talk with me of you would like more detailed on any of these. More information can be found at:


Boosting Reading@Primary


Inference Training - see attachment below


RWI ( Read Write Inc)


Many of the children at Vale School may also be involved in additional booster sessions along with focussed work on targets set by outside agencies e.g. speech and language, physiotherapist. Please come and speak to me if you would like further information on any of these sessions. 


Kind Regards


Charlie Rooney-Norris