Thursday, 14th July 2022
As we near the end of the school year I would like to thank everyone for their support of our children and school. It has been a challenging but very successful year and we are proud of the many achievements of our children. They should all be congratulated for their hard work and fantastic behaviour. It has been lovely to hear from professionals visiting our school or from those we meet on visits that their knowledge and behaviour has been recognised as exemplary. We wish year 6 every success in the future and look forward to hearing wonderful things about them!
Regrettably we did not receive enough returns from the Parent Questionnaire to analyse, however after the highly positive returns for Ofsted in January we have been able to consider those responses. The pupil questionnaires have been analysed and discussed at the School Council. The children shared some lovely positive thoughts about school and some development points including extending the use of equipment at play and lunchtimes.
School Morning Opening Time:
We are aware that Hoot has not re-started their breakfast club so we are proposing to introduce a flexi-drop off time from September. Children may be brought to school from 8:45am and left in the playground. They will be supervised by school staff with one member of staff at the gates. We hope this will be helpful and should it be successful we will review the timing after half term.
Thank you to everyone for contributing to our two events: Bollywood Dance-a-thon and Walk around the Taj Mahal, and a Joe Wicks Fancy Dress exercise session! Both were great fun, if a little exhausting and raised a combined £150.09. Thank you for your support of Ananya.
This is a last call for parents to collect their Stockton Summer Vouchers from the school office. If you are unsure if you are eligible please refer to our website.
If you are considering having your child’s ears pierced please try to have this done at the beginning of the holidays to ensure they are able to remove the ear rings when we return to school in the Autumn.
When purchasing school bags please be aware that the space for storage in school is limited, book bags and drawstring P.E. bags are sufficient. There is not room for large rucksacks or large shoulder bags which cause safety problems (tripping hazards).
Please ensure that when purchasing new clothing and footwear that uniform protocols are observed and items are named. This helps us return lost items to the children. From September we will be re-starting our Uniform Recycling Scheme. If you have any suitable uniform which is in a good condition we would be grateful to receive it. Thank you for your contributions to the Clothes Bank, we have raised £69.60 since March.
School opens from 8:45am on Monday, 5th September when Year 3 will start their swimming lessons
Please note new guidance for D&V
In April 2022, the UKHSA revised infection prevention and control advice for children and babies following cases of diarrhoea and vomiting. The well-established principle of keeping children off school, and prohibited from attending residential school trips, until 48 hours have lapsed after their last episode remains.
For the purposes of educational visits involving water based activities, Chapter 6 of the guidance now recommends babies or children should not swim in public swimming pools or participate in school swimming lessons for 2 weeks after diarrhoea and vomiting has stopped. This would also apply to hydrotherapy.
Providing 48 hours have lapsed since the last episode, children may participate in pre-arranged residential trips, but they should be offered alternative activities to compensate for any planned swimming pool based events.
Further advice on outdoor education and educational visits is available from the Outdoor Educational Advisers Panel website.