Newsletter #5 – 10/10/16

Value – Hope | Menu – Week 3

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New Chair of Governors

Firstly the school would like to acknowledge and thank Liz Williams for her chairmanship over the last 4 years. She has served on many of the committees and steered the governing body through an OFSTED and reconstitution. Liz has been instrumental in the appointment of new staff, supported many parents in challenging situations and has continually strived for the best education the school could achieve for all its pupils.

Our new Chair of Governors is Jonathan Handley, Jonathan has been a parent governor for 5 years and has driven the changes in the school grounds, premises and school lunches. He has also worked tiredlessly on the school budget to ensure we achieve value for money. Jonathan has the full support of the whole governning body in leading the school forward in its next chapter.

Pre-School

Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The Pre-School team is lead by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman. If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.

ISing POP-Concert

A very successful experience again. The children had a wonderful time at both performances but more so in the evening as the teachers really got into the swing of things.

Crossing Patrol

Further to my letter about the loss of the crossing patrol warden in Chance Street, the governors are composing a letter of objection on the grounds of safety to the local authority. I have also been approached by parents wishing to express their views too. I fully support both actions but in the meantime if parents can be extra vigilant when bringing the children to school, whether walking or by car. The dark nights are closing in.

Open Days – Reception Parents for 2017

We have three open mornings for parents with children looking to start school in September 2017:- Tuesday 22nd November between 10-12noon. Tuesday 29th November between 10-12 noon and Tuesday 10th January 2017 between 10-12 noon. Reception intake September 2017 If you have a child due to start school in September 2017 please let the school office know.

Breakfast/After School Club-A Reminder

We are now full most mornings for Breakfast club and full for the afterschool provision. We will not be able to guarentee places on an adhoc or morning of the day needed. It is therefore, important that booking and payments are made at the office on the preceeding Thursday.

Clubs

Monday – Football Y5/6 4.15pm finish, Choir Y4/5/6 4.15pm finish,

Tuesday – Netball Y6 4.15pm finish, Science Y1 4.15pm finish, Football Y3/4 4.15pm finish, Cooking Y3/4/5/6 4.15pm finish, Drama Y4/5/6 4.15pm finish, Maths Club Y1/2 & Parents 4.15pm finish

Wednesday – Girls Tag Rugby Y4/5 4.15pm finish

Thursday – Dance Y2 4.15pm finish, X Country finished until 2017

Friday – Book Club Y3,4,5,6 4.15pm finish, Table Tennis Y5/6 4.15pm finish

Dates

Thursday 13th October – Year 1 Trip to Holy Trinity Church 1pm
Wednesday 19th October – Non-Uniform day 50p in aid of Water Aid
Thursday 20th October START OF HALF TERM

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