12th October 2012
Well you will have all heard about my exciting news by now
and I would like to thank those parents who have passed on
their congratulations. My partner Gary and I are very excited, if
somewhat nervous at the thought of becoming parents again.
Charlie is delighted and can’t wait to become a ‘Big Sis’. Al-
though it is still early days we’ve already started that process of
looking at names and predicting whether it will be a boy or a
The hunt for someone to care take the school whilst I am on maternity leave
is well under way and I’m confident that I’ve already found the right person.
I intend to stay working for as long as possible up to my due date which is
currently the 7th April and will not be wholly absent from school during mater-
nity leave afterwards either.
Living in the village and being able to work remotely will mean I shall still be
at the helm and driving school development supported officially by whoever
takes up the post.
Currently the plan is for them to be in school on a part-time basis for three
days a week in order to carry out the day-to-day business and be a point of
contact for parents and staff. Ideally we’d like them to start before I leave so
that staff, pupils and yourselves can get to know them and vice versa.
Once Governors, Julie Fryer and myself have finalised details we shall let you
know but rest assured I am not about to hand the school over to anyone less
than perfect who is able to continue the vision and further develop our aims.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Ms Cad :)
Friday 12th October 2012
Next Week in school
15th—19th October CLASS AWARDS
AM—Swimming (Y1—Y6) Class 1
3.15—Gardening Club (KS2 only)
3.15—4.15 JAM Club Risk-taking—Jonathan
KS2 trip to Jorvik
3.15—4.15 Multi-skills (R-Y2) Class 2
This term’s Dates and diary events Risk-taking—Shannon
18th October—KS2 trip to Jorvik Reflection—Joshua F
24th October—Halloween Disco
26th October—INSET day
29th Oct—2nd Nov—Half term break Funds4Schools
31st October—closing date for secondary In book bags you will find a Funds4Schools bag. If you
school applications have any unwanted clothes, towels, bedding (not duvets)
5th November—INSET day or soft toys, they will take them in any condition. This is
a great way to declutter and raise some funds for school
21st November—Parents’ day/evening
which helps us to subsidise trips, buy books etc. Items
16th November—Children in Need can be brought in From Mon 21st—Weds 23rd October
27th November—Lancashire Day
13th December—Christmas dinner (tbc) Sickness policy reminder
14th December—Christmas Fair If your child has been suffering with sickness or
17th December—Class 1 play for community diarrhoea, our policy states that they should be off
18th December—Class 1 play for parents school for 48 hours after the last episode in order to
19th December—Class 2 play reduce chances of infecting other children and staff.
20th December—Whole school trip to see
Treasure Island Wake-up Club
20th December –break up for Christmas Just a reminder that we have a wake-up club which runs
every morning from 8am. It is free and children are given
a snack and drink (not breakfast) Numbers are limited so
Attendance for 8th—12th October please let the office know 24 hours in advance.
Class 1— 96.4% Jorvik Trip
Class 2— 97.1% Please remember to return slips if you haven’t yet, and
Whole school— 96.8% remember to make arrangements for the early start and