to remove all traces of educational jargon! I would
Dear Parents / Carers, appreciate more feedback this year – please let me know
I would like to start by wishing you all a very Happy New what you think.
Year – I hope you had a good Christmas break, and that you
were able to enjoy the wintry weather! Next year’s budget
Following the Prime Minister’s promise to significantly
Spare a thought for Miss Aitken, who reduce the country’s burden of debt, local councils have
was due to fly home to Canada on the begun to cut back on some of the central services they
Saturday we broke up – just as the snow provide. Sadly, one of the victims in our own Local
closed Heathrow Airport… Having taken Authority is the Hillingdon Improvement Partnership, which
five days to get a flight home, we were organises borough-wide events such as Look Who’s
very pleased to see her back in school Talking!, the Hillingdon Maths Challenge and the annual
on time! choir competition. Warrender School plays a full and active
part in these events, and the service will be greatly missed.
Snow It will come as no surprise to learn that our own
You will all be only too aware of the many difficulties funding from the Local Authority is likely to be
caused by the snowy weather. In case of further snow this less generous in the next financial year
winter, I would like to remind you how to check if the (starting April 1st). One of the things I have
school is closed. done during my seven years at Warrender
We will try to post a message on the school website School is significantly increase the number of
(www.warrender.hillingdon.sch.uk) and also e-mail you via support staff who work with your children. Our
ParentMail - but you may remember that both sites crashed support staff do an excellent job, and we are committed to
last year! We will also try to get an updated message onto keeping this work going. This does mean we will have to
the “Newsline” on the school telephone (01895 671989) – make economies in other areas – but we will do our best to
select Option 9 for the latest recorded message. In addition preserve the high quality of the work we do despite cuts in
you can call OpenCheck on 020 8408 7508 and enter our funding.
school code 3122065 when prompted.
…and finally HAVE YOUR SAY!
Staff news The Local Authority is required to publish the proposed
Welcome to Mrs Carey Betson, who will be covering the admission arrangements for Community Schools and the
TA post in Year 1, and to Mrs Sue Seagroatt, who will be statutory co-ordination of primary and secondary school
covering Mrs Betson’s work in Y4 and Y5. places for 2012/13. The arrangements have been posted on
the Hillingdon website and you are invited to make any
Look Who’s Talking! comments relating to this by 1 March 2011. Please put your
Congratulations to the three children who won the comments in writing to the Admissions Team, Civic Centre
school-based heats of our annual speaking and listening 4E/09, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1UW or email
competition: George Payne (Y2), Ella Jukes (Y3) and Jaya email@example.com
Shukla (Y5) have all gone on to represent Warrender School
in the second round – well done to them all! As always, thank you for supporting Warrender School:
here’s to another successful and exciting term!
School Development Plan Summary
Every year we produce a School Development Plan, which Yours faithfully,
sets out our main aims for the year and breaks each one
down into achievable steps. I produce the document in
consultation with the School Leadership Team, other staff
and governors; the Governing Body then uses it to track our
progress over the year.
Last year for the first time I produced a summary of the
plan for parents, and I am in the process of doing the same
for this year’s Development Plan. You should receive a copy
next week, and I hope you find it useful: following Paul Lake - Headteacher
feedback from last year’s version, I am trying even harder
Life Education mobile classroom Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th February
Half Term holiday Monday 21st – Friday 25th February
Hillingdon Choir Competition Tuesday 1st March
Book Fair Monday 7th – Friday 11th March
Parent Consultations Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th March
Website: www.warrender.hillingdon.sch.uk E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org