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Infant Newsletter

Friday 22nd September

Headteacher's Update

Thank you to all the parents who have been in school over the past couple of weeks. Our army of volunteers are back in school, supporting in the library and listening to children read. If you have a spare hour in the week to come into school you would be very welcome. Please do let Debbie know, in the office.

Many parents have attended the workshops that we have offered over the last fortnight. Thank you to those parents who attended the 'Meet the Teacher' events, as well as Miss McDonald's Phonics Workshop. It was great to receive such positive feedback about all these events.

Keeping you informed is really important and we have increased the range of parent workshops that we are offering this year. Many of these are already in the diary and you can find out about them here.

You will notice that we have two new types of events listed. The first is the 'Headteacher Surgery'.

Modelled on the idea of an 'MPs' Surgery; this is an opportunity to meet with me without an appointment. You can raise any matter that is concerning you and I will do my best to help.

The 'Parent Forum' is intended to give parents a voice in the Federation's Improvement Journey.

All parents are invited to attend as a group in the Junior School, where we will discuss the work to make our Federation the best it can be. This will be a chance for parents to share their views, ask questions and give feedback on how we can do even better. I'm really excited to work closely with parents this year and encourage you all to attend.

Governor Update

It has been a pleasure to welcome several new governors to our Federation in the past couple of months, including our new Chair of Governors, Chris McGowan. Chris introduces himself and updates you on other Governor changes in this post.

We still have vacancies for parent governors and there has never been a better time to join us, as we journey to be 'outstanding'. If you would like to join our fantastic team of governors you can find out more here.

Introducing our Family Support Workers

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Fritz have started in their additional roles as our Family Support Workers, across the Federation. They will be able to help you in a number of ways. They can give advice on improving children's behaviour in the home, supporting when children are reluctant to come into school and can also help improve school attendance.

If you have a worry about a barrier to your child's learning, then please do reach out to Miss Hawkins and Mrs Fritz. They will usually be on the gate at the Juniors on a Tuesday after school. Alternatively, you can email either office and ask our Family Support Workers to make contact (you don't need to say why).

Pupil Leaders

I would like to congratulate all the children who have been elected or chosen to fill a variety of pupils leader roles. Its great to have new School Councillors, House Captains and Librarians. Keep an eye on this page of the website, where photos of our new leaders will appear soon.

Playtime Snacks

Following questions from parents, I can confirm that breadsticks are an acceptable breaktime snack.

Open Mornings

Does your child start junior school in September 2024? Do you know someone who is looking for a Year 3 place for next year? Come along to our open morning to meet staff and children and to see our brilliant school in action.

Weds 27th September @9am

Tues 31st October @9am

Weds 29th November @9am

Register for any of these dates at this link:

Harvest Festival

School Photographer

The photographer will be in school from 8.30am on Thursday 5th October to take the annual individual portrait photos.

If you would like a photo taken with younger/older siblings then please queue at the hall door from 8.30am. Children with brothers/sisters who attend the Infant School will be taken during school hours.

Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform. Thank you.

Star Awards

The following children received Star Awards this week! They should all be really proud, well done!

Bella Baker

Artie Ellis

Sofia Kennelly

Mollie Foulkes

Fred Pocock

Grace Byrne

Life Learning (respect)

Gregory Louch

Zachary Hutt

Thea Samara

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