Newsletter for last week

5.9.14

Back of 5th September 2014

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Ghyll Head November 2014

Our Yr6 Ghyll Head residential is just around the corner! Children will be spending a fun-filled week in the Lake District, taking part in all sorts of activities including canoeing, zip wire and caving!

Last year, the trip was a resounding success, and we’re sure that our November residential will be just as much fun. Here is a film of all the best bits from our previous visit…

Ghyll Head advert for November 2014 from Fiona Phimister on Vimeo.

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new school year!

We hopw you had a great holiday and have come back to school ready to learn and ready to take on new challenges!

 

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Newsletter 18th July 2014

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A celebration of last year

End of year assembly from Fiona Phimister on Vimeo.

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Summer Holidays

We will break up for the summer holidays on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.

School will re-open to children on Tuesday 2nd September 2014.

Have a great holiday everyone!

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SMILE Week 2014

We had a brilliant SMILE Week last week! Children took part in den-building, go-karting, dance, drumming, 3D printing, electricity workshops, minibeast workshops and lots more!

Check out a few photos here:

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Strike Action

Dear Parents

NATIONAL STRIKE DAY – THURSDAY 10Th JULY

You may have seen in the recent news that there are national strikes planned for Thursday 10th July involving 3 separate unions. These are the NUT, GMB and Unison. As a result some members of staff are supporting their union strike action. These staff have given me the appropriate notice of their intentions and I can now confirm that school will be partially open next Thursday. I am able to provide the normal staffing, education and care for just over two thirds of classes.

However the following classes will be closed on Thursday 10th July:

New Cross site Usher Street sit
Reception – RLG 2SL
Year 2 – 2SG & 2TM 6LJC
Year 6 – 6HK & 6LC

ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE OPEN ON BOTH SITES, INCLUDING ALL NURSERY SESSIONS.

Children whose classes are open are expected to attend school (even if their brother or sister’s class is closed). Next week we have very exciting plans for SMILE week; these activities will continue as normal next Thursday for those classes that are open.

The members of staff striking have given this matter a lot of thought and the school and governors respect their decision to strike. These staff are a mixture of support staff, regular PPA cover staff and teachers (this is because 3 unions are all taking action on the same day).

I appreciate any such strike causes disruption, but I also appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.

Kind regards,

Stuart Herrington
Principal.

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Attendance for the week beginning

Week Ending 13th June

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Newsletter 20th June 2014

20.6.14

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