Thank you for coming in to ‘meet the Teacher’ on Thursday. If you were unable to attend, there will be further opportunities during the year to keep in touch with how your child is progressing. You are able to speak to the teacher at the end of the day or make an appointment to see Mrs Taylor, Miss Norris or Mrs Fenton. By now, you will have seen the new reading diaries which should come to and from school on a daily basis. Promoting reading is one of our key areas of improvement this year. Homework will also be coming home on a regular basis.
At our school, everyone is welcomed every day as a valued member of an inclusive community, where everyone feels safe, secure and happy. Behaviour and attitudes are important to us and a calm and orderly environment within our school is essential for pupils to be able to learn. As a result of the feedback from the parent survey, we have revisited our behaviour policy in order to ensure we have clarity and consistency.
We are really proud of being an inclusive school, and of the success of our Ready to Learn Room in supporting our children with particular needs. This is just one part of our raised expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct. The setting of clear routines and expectations is important for all of our children in the classroom and around school.
This week we have been speaking to the children about our high expectations for maintaining a respectful school culture. We have simplified our language around expectations, rules, rewards and sanctions. There is a clear and simple structure that you can read more about at https://www.stanmore.hants.sch.uk/behaviour
Online Payments and Communication
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to Scopay. We are really pleased with how supportive everyone has been and are excited about the benefits of the new system. We have introduced a text message service to advise parents if their child has had a minor injury or accident. The messages advise what has happened, how a child has been treated and that they have been sent back to class. If anything more serious were to occur, we would, of course, always endeavour to contact a parent verbally. Please ensure we always have the most up-to-date contact details for at least 2 people, as well as a parent, to help with our communication of any issues. Thank you.
Coffee Morning with Miss Norris
Parents are invited to pop into the hall after dropping their child/ren off at school on Thursday 19th September for an informal chat. A member of the admin team will also be available to discuss any issues with the new payment/communication system, to answer any questions you may have, or to take your details to complete a free school meal eligibility check. We will have tea, coffee and biscuits and everyone is welcome.
Can we remind our Year 3 parents that your child is no longer entitled to a universal free dinner. Your child will still be eligible for free school meals if their parent or carer receives one or more of the benefits detailed here https://www.stanmore.hants.sch.uk/lunch
Nut Free School
We would like to remind our current parents, and inform new parents, that we are a nut-free school. We have children and staff in school with life threatening allergies and we cannot allow them to be put at risk while in our care. We must ask you not to send your child to school with any food items containing nuts or nut traces. This includes snacks. Any item of food found to contain nuts or nut traces on our school site will be removed until the end of the day and an alternative snack will be provided. Thank you for your support.
Year 6 Transition
Year 6 parents are now expected to apply for the secondary school of their choice. Kings’ School is linked with Stanmore Primary School and they are holding open mornings on the following dates:
Thursday 19th September, 9.30–11.30am
Friday 20th September, 9.30–11.30am
Tuesday 8th October, 9.30–11.30am
This is a great opportunity to have a guided tour of the school on a typical working morning.
They will also be holding an open evening on:
Wednesday 18th September, 6.30–8.30pm
You will be able to see their splendid facilities, speak to teachers, staff and pupils and also see the fabulous displays of their work.
It is recommended that you take your child to both events.
Matthew Leeming, Headteacher of Kings’ School, will be coming to our school on Wednesday 25th September 2019 to hold the Yr 6 transition talk to parents starting at 6pm. This will be held in the hall and Mr Leeming will be supported by other members of staff and children from his school.