Published on: 24th March, 2024

End of Spring Newsletter

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Headteacher’s update

Our second term is over. Much like the first, it has been incredibly busy. When I looked back through our social media posts, I can’t believe how much we have done and the opportunities that our children have had.

Our school continues to grow and we are consistently getting more children. Our Reception class and Nursery for September are over subscribed. We are determined to maintain the sense of community and keep that close relationship with our families as we continue on this journey to a full school. On the subject of families, we could not ask for a more supportive group. The support and engagement has been like nothing I have experienced before and everyone, particularly the children are benefitting from this. There are new staff who have joined us and they have fitted in wonderfully well. Anyone who joins this school understands the expectations and that they will be going above and beyond to provide exciting learning opportunities for the children. This will continue to be the case.

Next term will be fantastic. Hopefully the weather will be brighter and we will be able to use the outside areas that we are developing. There will be many opportunities for our parents to visit and be involved and there will be several community events. It will be the best term yet.

Have a great Easter everyone and look forward to a brilliant Summer.

 

Sam Aiston

Bunny Bop Disco

We had a fantastic time at our Bunny Bop disco!

Chocolate!

Easter is coming and this week we have had so much fun (and chocolate)! We have made use of our cooking facilities and made some delicious Easter treats. We also had an Easter Egg hunt around the whole school!

 

Librarians

Now we have a wonderful new library, we have trained up our librarians. They were rewarded with their very own librarian badge which they will be wearing everyday. If anyone needs any support with finding a particular book, these are the people to call!

 

 

After school club

Our After school club runs from 3.20 – 5.30 every night with Miss Ferguson and Mrs Engler. There is food, games, craft activities, bikes, imagination playground and lots more.

Save the date for our next community event

Get your singing voices warmed up!

Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear Parent/Carers,

We are writing to inform you of a vacancy for the role of parent local governor on our Local Governing Body (LGB).

The role of the LGB
The school’s LGB is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. The LGB is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The role of a parent local governor
As a parent local governor, you’ll work with the LGB to ensure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring that the LGB is connected with, and is aware of the views of, parents and the local community.

To be a parent local governor you should have:
• A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children.
• Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.
• The specific skills required to ensure the governing board delivers effective governance.

Being a parent local governor can be demanding but very rewarding. All local governors serve a three-year term of office and under usual circumstances, can expect to spend between 10 and 20 days a year on governance duties. These include:

-attending meetings of the LGB, usually outside of school hours and contributing to LGB business;

-reading reports and papers and keeping up to date on the progress that the school is making; and

-visiting the school from time to time during the school day.

You will have to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and sign the local governors’ Code of Conduct. A copy of the Code of Conduct, Role Description and more information about the LGB can be found on LGB’s pages of the school’s website.

We have a supportive induction process which will enable a period of settling into the role.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please email the Headteacher sam.aiston@bow.318education.co.uk by Friday 22nd March.

You should also include a personal statement (approximate 250 words) to support your application. We encourage candidates to be succinct when setting out the skills, experience and attributes that they can bring to the LGB to support their application. Nominations of other parents will be accepted, but please seek their prior consent.

Applications/nominations can only be accepted from parents or carers who have children registered at the school on the day that nominations close. If we receive more applications/nominations than there are vacancies, an election will be carried out. We will inform you after the nomination deadline if we have to do this.

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the Chair of the LGB, Phil Wilson phil.wilson@318education.co.uk or the Headteacher Sam Aiston sam.aiston@bow.318education.co.uk

Yours sincerely,
Phil Wilson
Chair of the LGB Headteacher

Science week

We have loved predicting, investigating and experimenting this week. We had Supersonic Sue come and visit us and went to Priory Secondary school to take a look at their laboratories and carry out various experiments. Science is so much fun

Science Week (youtube.com)

World Book Week

Another wonderful week celebrating all things books. We have had workshops, secret storytellers, dressing up, illustrator visits and much much more!

 

 

Around the World week

We had an incredible week with visitors teaching us about Spain, India, Anguilla, Gambia, France, Italy and Canada.
Take a look at some of the highlights: