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Newsletter ~ April Week Four

Dear families,


We’ve been sent this link from the Early Education & Childcare Data Officer.  If you have a moment, please can you complete. 

I am currently running a parents survey which is aimed at parents of early years children and those expecting a baby.

As part of the sufficiency duty we are required to engage with parents to find out their experiences of childcare and what they need in future. This is particularly important at this time with the new entitlements coming in and we know that providers are struggling mainly due to funding rates and difficulties with staffing needs.

Please could you share the below links with your parents and any other groups as appropriate so that we can get as wide a range of views as possible. The survey closes on the 12th May 2024. Once the results are analysed I will share the results with you.

Year 4 Basketball competition  🏀🏅
Yesterday, I took some of our Year 4 children to take part in a basketball competition against Co-op Academy Clarice Cliff and Co-op Academy Glebe.  We went to Co-op Academy Stoke, who host many PE tournaments for our KS2 children.

The Year 4 children who went were split into two teams.  They played so well, showing great sportsmanship and resilience.  One of our teams came first and one of our teams came third.  A HUGE well done to Alice, Marcie, Alec, Peggy, Seth, Ben, Ronnie, Freddie, Charlie and Billy.  What superstars! They were so proud of themselves and were awarded amazing medals.  


New parents / New children

Over the next few weeks, you will see that we are advertising Friarswood in the local area.  The area itself had a low birth rate for children entering Reception in September.  This in turn impacts funding.  Many schools in the area have low numbers so we are not alone.

The website has a link at the top where people can book a time to come and look around the school.  Please can I ask that you share this with family and friends.  Lots of you already share our wonderful stories and experiences which in turn has increased our pupil numbers.  Thank you for this.


Pupil surveys    📋
We’ve had the results of the pupil surveys, which are overwhelmingly positive.  It’s great to see the pupils showing such mature ways to describe what they enjoy about the school, what they appreciate and what they’d like to improve, which fortunately was very little.  We will start to work with the children on this and we’ll keep you informed too.


Leaflet for families with older children

I was sent this leaflet with some tips to support children leaving school / college.  You may find it useful. 

Hopefully we’ll start to see some sunnier weather soon.  I know the children are desperate to go on the fields to play.  At the moment, they are extremely boggy which is why the tractors haven’t come to cut them.  The last we want is for a tractor to sink in the field!  Please can you bear this in mind with regards to sports days in a few weeks.  We’re keeping everything crossed that the weather improves so we can go on the fields.  If we need to cancel, we will try to do this with as much notice as possible.


Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Wilmer


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INSET - children not in school

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