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Family Newsletter : 24th October 2019

 

Dear Parents and Friends of St James,

 

NEXT WEEK IS HALF TERM WEEK – SCHOOL REOPENS ON TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER

 

We had a great turn out at our workshops for Times Tables and Talk 4 Writing – thank you for coming along! We have been asked about Times Tables Turners to take home – we have ordered a bulk quantity of these and will let you know when they have arrived – they will cost £2 from the School Office.

 

When we return after the Half Term (on TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER), we will be selling poppies and other Remembrance gadgets to raise money for the Royal British Legion. The following week, from the 12th November, we will be selling all things Pudsey to raise money for Children in Need. I know you will be very generous in support of these two wonderful charities.

 

We have analysed the results from our parent questionnaire and compared it to the results from last year (the questions have been changed by Ofsted this year which is why some questions do not have a response in 2018). We had 170 responses and are thrilled with such high percentages for agree+ for most questions. We also had a high number of comments made about how welcoming, friendly and approachable the staff are which is great. I would, however, like to explore your views on how we can better respond to bullying in school and I would like to invite you to join me and some of our governors for a workshop on Wednesday 6th November at 2:30pm. If you are unable to make this time but would like to contribute, please contact me and we can arrange a different date/time.

 

2019

2018

My child is happy at school

98.2%

98.4%

My child feels safe at school

98.8%

98.9%

This school ensures pupils are well behaved

96.2%

97.2%

My child has been bullied Y/N

14.0%

 

The school dealt with bullying effectively and quickly

66.7%

 

The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year

94.7%

 

I have raised a concern with the school Y/N

18.0%

 

When I have raised a concern with the school they have dealt with it properly

83.0%

 

The school has high expectations for my child

93.2%

 

The school lets me know how my child is doing

95.1%

96.7%

There is a good range of subjects available to my child at school

95.8%

96.0%

My child can take part in clubs and activities in this school

98.1%

98.9%

The school supports my child’s wider personal development

96.3%

 

I would recommend this school to another parent

94.3%

97.1%

My child has SEN and/or disabilities Y/N

7.0%

 

The school gives SEND children the support they need to succeed

90.0%

 

My child does well at this school

96.3%

 

 

I wish you a relaxing Half Term break – please remember that school is reopening on Tuesday 5th November, not the Monday!

Best Wishes,

Sarah Beach

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES / COMING UP

28th Oct – 1st Nov

HALF TERM

Monday 4th Nov

School is closed for staff training

Wed 6th Nov

Workshop to discuss the school’s response to bullying 2:30pm

Monday 11th Nov

Year 4 lead Remembrance Service in school 10:30am

Wed 13th Nov

Communion in school – 2:15pm. All welcome

Friday 15th Nov

Children in Need Day

Weds 20th Nov

Year 5 to the National Space Centre

Thursday 21st Nov

Year 2 to London

Friday 22nd Nov

Flu Vaccinations – please return your form to the school office

Friday 29th Nov

CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAY. All help gratefully received!

Tues 10th Dec

Year 1 trip to the Derngate

Wed 11th Dec

Reception and Nursery Nativity performance – am and pm (exact times tba)

Thursday 12th Dec

Year 1 and 2 Nativity performance – pm and evening (exact times tba)

Saturday 14th Dec

Snack with Santa (from 10am)

Tuesday 17th Dec

Christmas Dinner in school (you will need to book through ParentPay for this!)

Tuesday 17th Dec

KS2 Christmas Carol Concert & Nativity in St Mary’s Church (Dallington) 6pm

Thursday 19th Dec

Whole School end of term service in St James Church 2pm

Friday 20th Dec

School closes at 1:30pm. Please note, this includes After School Club

 

 

If you are out and about for Halloween this half term, please read this attached guidance produced by Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. It contains some important safety messages on topics ranging from fireworks to considerations around trick or treating. Please stay safe and have fun!

 

 

 

 

ENJOY HALF TERM – SEE YOU BACK IN SCHOOL ON TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER!!