As per the messages yesterday, we are currently open and ready for World Book Day! However, the forecast continues to be poor and a decision on whether we need to close early today and looking ahead to tomorrow will be made this morning.
Disruption is likely at the end of this week due to the weather, so please keep an eye on the website, Facebook pages and emails for communication from school. We make the decision on closure after checking with the site team that a) they can get here, and b) the site can be clear enough for children to access the building safely; we then have to check that we have staff to ensure safe supervision- our staff do not live close to the school (from Midsomer Norton to Yate, Bath to Weston etc.). We will endeavour to make any decision by 7.30am.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Ofsted this week- this was a short notice ‘Section 8’ inspection, comprising of two Inspectors being in school for the day yesterday. It was an extremely rigorous experience for all parties and we will receive the outcome in a few weeks time but are not at liberty to make this public knowledge until receiving the final report (this will not be in the same format as last time, but comprise of a letter confirming our category). As always there are things we are doing well and others we need to improve, but you can be assured that our Governors and leaders are taking everything on board- more to follow once the acknowledgement arrives!
Welcome back to Term 4 at school- we have had a lot of work completed over the half term in the library and so bear with us while we restock! The new library areas look fantastic though and the place is looking fantastic. Information on all the projects can be found on the yeargroup pages in the Information booklets, or of course just ask your teacher if you have forgotten.
Please don’t forget we break up tomorrow (Thursday 8th) as the staff have a training day on Friday relating to reading and using the school library. The holiday club is running next week if you need childcare, otherwise we will see you back fully refreshed on Monday 19th February.
Don’t forget to book your parent’s evening appointments!
As per the Newsletter, following a request from children and subsequent discussions with them, this week we ordered a small selection of hoodies for children to wear as part of their uniform. This has gone down extremely well with children and parents and so more have been ordered- please bear with us while we are waiting for stock.
One of the children put forward a suggestion to Mr Hughes that they would like the option of wearing a uniform hoodie (many schools in the area currently have this option and one of the children had recently transferred into WTL…). We are therefore investigating this further and have ordered some samples from our supplier. The children are currently voting on the issue, although it is rather overwhelmingly in favour at the moment! If hoodies are added to our uniform options, the current jumpers & cardigans will still be available, and hoods will strictly be down when in the building!
We currently have a number of vacancies in support roles across the Academy:
Breakfast and Afterschool Club Manager- 25 hours per week
Cleaner – 10 hours per week
Lunchtime Supervisor – 10 hours per week
Please see the office for more information.
Welcome back to the new term. The Newsletter for January is now available on the website and has been emailed out, as has the clubs information. You will see we have a new Gymnastics Club on a Monday after school, so please sign up soon as places are filling up fast!
EYFS applications for September need to be completed by the end of next week, so please don’t forget! This should be done online using the Bristol City Council website, or come and ask us for help.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The new term begins on January 2nd (there’s no INSET day or anything!). All the information about dates and the different projects for the children can be found on the yeargroup pages- if you are at a loose end over the holidays then why not look at the Spring term projects and see what you can find out 🙂