Dear Parents,

 

We are having a new system installed at school to allow visitors and staff access to the building. It is an electronic system that will also be used to register children who arrive late. We have chosen this electronic access arrangement to ensure we know exactly who is on site in case of an emergency such as the fire drill. The main system is going to be installed in the school’s reception, so please be aware there could be some disruption today and Tuesday.

 

Could I ask you to look at the form below. Please use it to let us know if there are any changes to the way your child’s photograph is used in school. Please look at the options and let us know about any changes. Thank you.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

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Dear Parents,

 

Our first job at school is to make sure your child  is safe whilst s/he is with us. There are very obvious precautions we take such as locking the gates that open onto Laurel Road during the school day or making sure that we have up to date information should we need to contact you in an emergency (please let us know about a change of address, change of work, home or mobile number). There are also other things we do that might be less obvious. For instance, all staff received updated information about safeguarding at one of the INSET Days before the children started back this year. Another example of how we keep your child safe is happening this week when we have a fire alarm test. We always tell the children about the first one of the year and we go through which way to leave the building and where we should meet. The other tests are not announced but, because the children have been trained about what to do when their hear the fire alarm, they can evacuate the building sensibly and quickly.

 

Let’s hope for dry weather on Wednesday when the test takes place!

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

 

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Dear Parents,

 

Some children have been on a school trip already. It is a great opportunity for children to get excited and enthused about a topic. We want to take children out of school to visit museums, historical sites or special events. Unfortunately, these trips are becoming more and more expensive. We try, where every possible, to keep the cost down to £10 but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do this when you take into account coach costs and entry costs to the places the children visit.

 

I would like to get your opinions about this problem. Later on in the term, during parents evening, I will be asking you to complete a questionnaire about school trips. I want to know whether you would be willing to pay more than £10 per trip or whether you think we should restrict the trips the children go on. I know that some schools ask for a donation of something like £25 at the beginning of the year with a guarantee that school will not ask for any more money. Is that something you think might work at our school? Please complete the questionnaire when you get it or if you have any ideas now, email your thoughts.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

 

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Dear Parents,

 

I have just been reviewing the attendance figures for last year and I am pleased to report that there was a rise in attendance last year. The total percentage for the year was 96.8% a small increase on the year before. Our target is to reach 97% and we are slowly getting closer and closer. In fact three year groups managed to get to that figure last year. Foundation Stage, Year 3 and Year 6 all achieved over 97% in 2016/17. So this is our challenge for this year. I am sure we can do it!

 

On the back of this newsletter is a list of the holiday dates for this year and for next year. Please note that next year’s dates are quite different from the one’s published by the Local Authority but they are the same as the majority of schools in Loughborough.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

 

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Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to school after the summer holiday. I hope you have had a good break over the last few weeks and enjoyed the changeable weather we experienced in July and August. The staff have been busy getting ready for the new school year and I want to say a big thank you to Mr Daly, our new site manager, and his team who have made sure that everything is clean and tidy for the children and staff.

 

There have been one or two tweaks to the building during the break. We have finally increased the ventilation in the hall by installing windows that open in the roof to allow cool air in to circulate. I have noticed a real improvement in the temperature in the hall. The real test will come when all the children come in for the first assembly of the year. In addition to the improvements in the hall, the Year 1 area has been refurbished with new cupboards and learning spaces. Finally, you may have seen some new playground markings around school which will be used by the children for outdoor learning. All in all, I think that the school is really ready to welcome the children for a new and exciting academic year.

 

Mark Maksymiw. (Headteacher)

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