Sylvan Seedlings


We are really excited that your child will be joining us from September. We know that starting
school is a big event for a family. We want to help make that transition into school as smooth as
possible for both parents and children. Over the coming months there will be a variety of
meetings and events planned so that we can all get to know each other.

Firstly, you are invited to our “Sylvan Seedlings” session – This will take place on Friday 7 July
1.30 pm until 2.45 pm. During this time, you and your child will find out who your child’s teacher is
and what class they will be in. You will also have the opportunity to meet the whole school team.
Parents will stay in the hall for an information session with me, members of staff and other
representatives from the Borough of Poole. Children will meet their teacher and teaching
assistant in a classroom where they will play and take part in activities and meet some new
friends. You will also be issued with an information pack which will include the date your child will
start school, school meals, etc.,

Secondly, we hope to be able to meet your child when we visit his/her pre-school. Our
information comes from your original application form from autumn 2016. If your child has
changed pre-school since then, please notify school. Should you have any queries or feel that it is
necessary to make a private appointment to discuss your own child’s needs, please make an
appointment to see me via the school office.

Thirdly, you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher individually at a meet the
Teacher Session. The dates for 1:1 with teacher meetings are to be confirmed.
We look forward to welcoming your child to Sylvan.

Yours sincerely

Mr D Walsh

Acting Headteacher