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March 22nd 2019

Thanks to everyone for supporting RED NOSE DAY last week. We raised just under £300.

Please be patient if there is no-one in the office at time in the next few weeks. Mrs McAnulty has now moved to her new job. We will do our best to support Mrs Clennell by covering the office if she is not there while we are recruiting a replacement.

This week we appointed Mrs. Dodds to the post vacated by Mrs McAnulty. We are hoping she will be able to start on April 15th. Thanks for your patience whilst we have been understaffed.

This week we launched our new breakfast system. Remember that we provide healthy bagels for all children from 8.30 and there is an opportunity for the children to read, do homework or relax with their friends at the same time. From now on, any children wishing to access our free breakfast club must be in school by 8.45. The hall door will close at 8.45 and our bagel monitors will be handing out free bagels on the yard from 8.50.

On Tuesday, we had our parents’ evening and, as usual, the turnout was great. It was a very positive atmosphere. Thanks to everyone who was able to come and to those parents who talked to governors and wrote out post-it notes to contribute to our vision statement.

On Wednesday, Year 1 had some balance bike training on the school yard. Mr Ramsey and I took the Under 9 football team, including children from Years 3 and 4, to their first football tournament. Even though we did not win nay games, we drew one and the others were very close so the signs are positive. Well done to all who took part.

On Thursday, Nursery and Reception Class did some balance bike training.

Next Tuesday, Mrs Henzell and I, along with two children from Year 6, will be attending St. Mary’s Cathedral along with representatives from other schools in the diocese to welcome our new bishop, Robert Byrne, who will become Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on Monday.

Please help us by continuing to support our attendance initiatives. Last week’s attendance was MUCH BETTER! Our whole school attendance figure was 97.96%. All classes managed to reach at least 96.67%. Year 4 were the best attenders with 100%. Our whole school attendance since September has gone up slightly to 97.44%. We all need to try hard to get above 98%, which would be fantastic!

Please click on the link from this page to see the award winners from this week’s achievement assembly.