It’s a very different and difficult time for our staff at the moment, planning for their class as well as setting work for children at home isolating and I want to do my best to support their work-life balance, as it can easily become over-whelming.
This is a polite request that you bear in mind that teachers can’t read or respond to dojo messages as frequently as they could during lockdown. Now that we are all back at school, we need to really reserve messaging to urgent questions or information that the teacher would benefit from being aware of. Please do not message teachers after 6pm or at weekends as this is not good for their well-being. I have asked them not to reply after this time as they do need some time to switch off.
Please mark your message with Urgent if the teacher needs to read it as soon as it comes in. Otherwise, comments will now usually be dealt with during the teachers planning release time or between 3-6pm.
You can of course phone the office or email admin.
Many thanks for your help and understanding with this.
We would like to remind you that parking is not permitted in the staff car park at the beginning or end of the school day, unless you have a parking permit. This also includes dropping off or collecting from Little Angels.
For safety reasons, the school car park should also not be used as a short-cut.
If you think you may be entitled to a parking permit, please contact the school office. Thank you for your support.
Please see attached poster.
Please ensure all dinner money is paid up to date for this week, including any previous arrears you have be notified of. We do require dinner money to be paid in advance weekly, half termly or termly, whichever suits you best. Please support us in this matter in order to avoid the need for us to send reminders chasing debts. If you do lose track of your balance please email the school office and we will let you know. Many thanks.
As the weather starts to get worse and more of you are using cars, we would like to let our new parents and carers know that the staff car park cannot be used for drop off and collection of your children. It is not safe for children to be walking through the car park and we also do not have enough spaces for the staff who work here. Many of us work at Baschurch and Myddle and need access to our cars at that time of day or arrive to find we cannot get in.
You are able to park and walk from The Admiral Duncan car park or the Village Hall car park – both of whom kindly grant us permission to use their car parks at the beginning and end of the school day.
If you are a blue badge holder and would like a parking permit for our car park, please contact Emily in the office.
Thank you very much for your help with this.
We have been notified today that the flu immunisations will take place on Friday 20th November.
We will be sending out consent forms nearer the time, please remember to return these as your child will not receive the immunisation without it.
As promised, we are constantly reviewing how things are working and how to improve routines for you all.
A big thank you to everyone for being so swift in the mornings and to the children for nearly all coming in without their grown-ups.
Due to this, we are able to reduce the waiting times slightly. This will start on MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
New drop off times:
Year one: 8:55-9:00
Year 2: 9:05
Year 3: 8:55-9:00
No change to the entrance you will use, and no change for the children in years 4, 5 and 6 who will still come in between 8:45 and 8:50 please.
Collection times: please can we ask you to be prompt with collection, particularly with the younger children.
Thank you all for your feedback and support. We are really pleased with how everything is going.
Our harvest Festival will be a bit different this year. We are unable to go to the church, or even to get together in the hall but we have innovated and will be bringing you our first ever digital Harvest Festival! As a Church of England school, Harvest is a really important event in the calendar and we still want to celebrate and give thanks. Each class will be performing a song in their class bubble. There will be readings, poems, prayers and art work. The whole thing will be recorded so that we can all watch it at 1:15 on Friday 2nd October in school. You will then be able to watch it at your leisure as it will remain on the school website after this time.