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Key Updates
A lot has been happening over the past few days, and we are one step closer to signing off our Funding Agreement.

This week, we have started ordering our school ICT equipment and our school furniture!

Next week, I will be working with colleagues across the STEP Academy Trust and our Chair of Governors (see who our Governors are
here) to get ready for our Readiness to Open meeting with the Department for Education. Soon after that, we will have our pre-opening Ofsted inspection.

Picnic
What a great time we all had last Saturday! I counted about 100 parents and children at some point! The sun was shining and it was great to see so many of you exchange telephone numbers, getting ready for September! It was great to see parents and children get to know each other!

I'm told some of you are keen to organise another social event soon! Watch this space...

Uniforms
Thanks to the many children and parents who came to our Uniform Fitting event on Wednesday. It was great to see so many of you and hear the children get so excited! It was amazing to see children like Charlotte, Emily, Filip, Josephine, George, Ad
èle, and many, many others get so excited about joining La Fontaine in September!

Uniform will be produced over the Summer and you will be able to collect them in late August/early September.

For those families who weren't able to make it on Wednesday, you will be able to purchase your child's uniform in late August/early September.

Details about our Uniform Policy and Requirements can be found
here.

After-School Clubs and STEP Zone (childcare)
I have been talking to our teachers and, based on what children and parents have suggested, they've suggested what clubs they will be able to run.

To reflect parents' feedback on terms of childcare, STEP Zone will run until 19:00 from Monday to Friday.

I'll send out more information soon.

I've also been talking to the Bromley Youth Music Trust about music clubs (singing and instruments) and they've given me some forms parents will have to fill in in September to sign up.

Active Kids Vouchers
Thanks to Chris, one of our Governors, we are registered with Sainsbury's Active Kids voucher scheme. If you shop at Sainsbury's, please collect the vouchers and send them to me by Monday 14th July. Y
ou can send them to me at the following address:

    Sebastien Chapleau
    La Fontaine Academy
    c/o The STEP Academy Trust
    Applegarth Academy
    Bygrove, Fieldway
    Croydon CR0 9DL

The vouchers can be used to get some free sports equipment for the children to use at school! More details here.

The deadline for us to place orders is Friday 18th July. However, if we don't manage to place all our orders by then, we can still keep the vouchers for next year.

Amicalement,

Sebastien

PS: some of you have been asking me about the award one of our STEP sister schools won recently. Gonville Academy recently won a Naace Leadership Impact Award, praising them for their use of technology in the classroom! More details here.


PPS: Congratulations/Félicitations to Caro and Nathan on the birth of their baby son! Nathan, as many of you know, is the Lead Founder of La Fontaine Academy and is now one of our Founding Governors. I'm sure you'll join me in wishing them congratulations!
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