You may well have heard of the recent incident involving one of our parents (who is also a Parent Governor). Dr. Peter Corr was out running on Wednesday morning when he collapsed. His heart had stopped and his life was only saved due to the kindness of passers by who performed CPR on him and also fetched a Defibrillator which started his heart again and meant that his family are not planning a funeral now.

We thought it might be an opportune moment to remind all of our local community that we have 3 Defibrillators on Church Road  – one outside our school gates, one at the church and one at the Leisure Centre. They are so simple to use and the machine itself tells you exactly what to do. If you ring 999 they will give you the code to open the box.

I’ve tried to attach 2 videos that helped us to see how to perform CPR and also how easy a Defibrillator is to use.

Again huge thanks to the people to saved his life! Your families must be very proud!

Julie

 

 

Parent View

Parent view has changed!

You can give your opinions of our school through the Ofsted Parent View site and will see if you have done this before, that the questions are slightly different. The new format is like this:

Ofsted Parent View questions

The survey asks parents to respond to 14 statements and questions.
1. My child is happy at this school.
2. My child feels safe at this school.
3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
7. Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)? (yes or no)

If yes, the survey asks parents how strongly they agree with this statement: ‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.’
8. The school has high expectations for my child.
9. My child does well at this school.
10. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
13. The school supports my child’s wider personal development.
14. I would recommend this school to another parent. (yes or no)

Unless otherwise specified above, all the answer options to the statements are:

  • strongly agree
  • agree
  • disagree
  • strongly disagree
  • don’t know

For statement 4, ‘My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively’ parents can also select ‘My child has not been bullied’.

For statement 6, ‘When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly’ parents can select ‘I have not raised any concerns’.

 

We would love you to take the survey if you have 5 minutes? Just google Ofsted Parent View and you will find it easily. You can do it at any time and more than one parent can take part too.

Ofsted take notice of parents’ opinions of their school and we can only gauge how happy / satisfied/ concerned you are if we get told.

Can I just ask that if you have a major concern about anything connected with school though, that you come and see me first so that it can be dealt with rather than letting us hear about it first through the delights of Social Media or through a complaint to Ofsted. We really do want to make school as good as we can for all of our children and are open to hearing any suggestions that you have. Please come along to PIP on the 27th if you have great ideas for us.

 

Julie

All-Weather track

Hopefully your children have told you that we had the track fitted over the holidays: the grant and the amazing sponsorship amounts that lots of you sent in were nearly enough for the £8500 we needed so school fund was raided and we took the first available appointment we could get for the installation.

 

We would now like to invite you all, as well as anyone who gave so generously in their sponsor money, to a grand opening ceremony on Monday 23rd September at 10a.m. The Shropshire star will be there and we would love you all to be able to try the track for yourselves.

Stick that date in your diary and we hope to see you all on that morning.

Julie

 

 

PIP Meeting

We hold our Parents in Pub meetings as often as we can to socialise with each other, to bring ideas about how to improve the school experience for children and parents and to just chew the cud over a sherry or two!

Myself (Julie) and a few parents will be meeting in The clocktower at 6:30p.m. on Friday 27th September. If you would like to come along and talk through any worries, ideas, theories about what’s happening on Corrie, Netflix recommendations or so on, please come and join us!

First drinks are on me :)

Hope top see you there,

Julie

Year 6 parents

 

Before your little cherubs leave us tomorrow, could I ask that you have a chat with them about the apps they are allowed to have on their phones and how they use them; it has been brought to our attention that some of our children have been sending each other rude, abusive and frankly shocking messages mainly through apps that they are legally too young to have.

I have also been sent a message that they are all sharing to avoid parents being aware

 

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Might be worth having a conversation with your child?