Monday, 8 June 2009


As previously advised, Mrs Morgan is retiring at the end of this summer term.
In addition, I am also sad to announce that Mrs Smith, who has been a teaching assistant with us for many years, is also retiring then.
We will be very sorry to see them both go; they will be greatly missed by both pupils and staff.
We would like to hold a collection for a retirement gift for each of them, and suggest that if you would like to make a donation please place it in an envelope with either Mrs Morgan’s or Mrs Smith’s name on and hand in at the school office. The deadline for this will be Monday 6 July. Thank you.

Following the retirement of Mrs Morgan, we shall be having a slight reshuffle within the teaching structure for the next academic year. I am delighted to report that Mrs Spencer will be returning following her maternity leave and she will be job-sharing with Mrs Bell. Our sincere thanks go to Mrs Skevington who has covered for Mrs Spencer’s maternity leave since February and Mr Greenacre who has been job sharing with Mrs Morgan.
Our class organisation will be as follows:
Reception Mrs Hopkins CH
Year 1 Miss Treen KT
Year 1/2 Mrs Colchester JC
Year 1/2 Mrs Cann LC
Year 3 Mrs Lord/ Mrs Dwyer PL/DD
Year 3/4 Miss Ashberry CA
Year 3/4 Miss Montague EM
Year 4/5 Miss Hitchcock GH
Year 5 Mrs Spencer/Mrs Bell NS/JB
Year 5/6 Mr Vaughan RV
Year 5/6 Mr Brook/Mrs Mawson DB/KM

From September we will have a vacancy for a part-time teaching assistant to work in both KS1 and KS2. The post will be temporary for 1 year, for 17 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks).
The applicant should ideally hold GCSEs in Maths and English; they should have good communication skills; be patient and sensitive with children; may need to work with children with Special Needs; the ability to be flexible is essential; will need to cover some lunchtime supervision when necessary.
Salary range £6.54 – £7.91 per hour. Application forms are available from the office.
The closing date for applications is 26 June 2009.

PHOTOGRAPHS – Wednesday 17 June
On Wednesday 17 June the photographer will be coming to take class, sports teams and Year 6 photos. Please can you ensure that the children have their sweatshirts with them for the photograph even if it’s a hot day. Also could children in sports teams ensure they have their PE kit in school and relevant footwear e.g. football boots, trainers etc.

At the Summer Fete there will be a stall selling good quality second hand clothes. If you have any unwanted but good quality children’s clothes please can you leave them in the box outside the hall any day between Friday 12 June and Fri 26 June (Non-Uniform Donation Day). Thank you

Following a review of some of the menu choices, the catering team are dropping the following choices from the menu as they are not popular with the children:
Week 1, Friday Tandoori Chicken
Week 2, Monday Chicken Stir Fry
Week 2, Friday Vegetable Chilli
Week 3, Monday Chicken Biryani
Week 3, Tuesday Mushroom Bake
Week 3, Wednesday Fish Pie

Nursery parents please be advised that there will be no Nursery Lunch Club on Friday 10 July (Foundation Summer Trip Day), any refunds due will be paid to parents this week.

NON-PUPIL DAY – Friday 19 June
Please note: There is a non-pupil day on Friday 19 June.

As in previous years, pupils are invited to wear their own clothes on this day and to bring in a donation to the school summer fete eg adult or children’s Raffle Prizes, adult or children’s Tombola prizes, a Promise to Bake a Cake (to be delivered to school 3 July), Toys in excellent condition (please - no missing pieces from jigsaws etc), Books, DVDs. Please leave donations in the boxes by the hall, but bring any alcohol or cake promises to the office. Thank you.

Many parents now receive their school letters by email, if you would like to register please do email us saying so on . We are endeavouring not to produce a ‘hard’ copy to those households that receive letters by email, so please ensure your child is aware they do not need to receive a paper copy. Those who are already registered do not need to re-register.

We are still accepting these vouchers until Friday 12 June, when we will need to ‘bank’ them to place our order for free ICT, sports or cooking resources. Please hand any into the office. Thank you.

We have a box outside the school office where you can recycle your empty toner / inkjet cartridges. We receive a cash donation from the company we send them to.