Newsletter 14/02/ 2020

News

February 2020

14th February 2020

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Thank you for your attendance at Parent’s Evening! It was brilliant to see you all there! Wishing you all a happy half-term holidays and hopefully we return to nicer weather!

 

I asked the question in assembly on Monday ‘What makes you happy?’ I was truly impressed with the response from the children. Answers included, ‘Good manners make me happy’, ‘My friends make me happy’, ‘My family makes me happy’, ‘Acts of kindness make me happy’, ‘A hug from my mum and dad makes me happy’, ‘Seeing other people makes me happy’, ‘A smile makes me happy’. What lovely answers! I was really impressed and really proud of the children.

 

INSET Day

 

Just a reminder that we have a School INSET Day on Monday 24th February.

 

Online Ordering and Payments for School Meals

 

You will have seen that we are switching from ordering school meals on paper to ordering online. Please read the information carefully and process your orders by Wednesday 19th February.

 

Washing hands

 

I spoke with the children about the importance of washing their hands thoroughly. I told them the rule that Sister Mary taught me when I was at St Joseph’s Catholic School in 1978 and that was to sing the Happy Birthday song in my head whilst washing my hands and that is the required time to do this.

 

Ash Wednesday

 

The KS2 children will be attending the Ash Wednesday Service at St George’s Church on Wednesday 26th February. KS1 will have their separate service with Monsignor Bernard later in the day.

 

Mufti for Australia Day

 

Thank you for your generous donations on Friday with our mufti day. £386.80 was raised for the Australian Bush Fires Appeal.

 

School Disco

 

Thank you to the Fundraising Team, Volunteers and Staff at St George’s for a brilliant Disco and Movie Night! The children had a wonderful time! £440 was raised and will go towards our new library and music room.

 

London Eye Half Price Vouchers

 

We have been sent some half price vouchers for pre-booked tickets for the London Eye. Please come to the School Office if you would like some.

 

World Book Day

 

Just a reminder that we have World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. Mrs Earp kindly sent out a detailed letter. The focus is to dress as a word!

 

Parent/Carer Questionnaire

 

Many Thanks to all parent and Carers for completing the questionnaire, I am pleased to share the results with you, as detailed below.

 

Best Wishes

 

Mark Braund

 

 

(Please tick)

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

1     

My child is happy at this school.

80%

20%

 

 

 

2     

My child feels safe at this school.

75%

25%

 

 

 

3     

This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.

66%

32%

1%

 

1%

4     

My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.

22%

20%

3%

1%

 

54%

5     

The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.

68%

30%

1%

 

 

1%

6     

When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.

55%

28%

1%

 

 

16%

7     

My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.

42%

20%

1%

 

 

37%

8     

This school has high expectations for my child.

69%

26%

2%

 

 

3%

 

9     

My child does well at this school.

70%

28%

 

 

2%

10 

The school lets me know how my child is doing.

67%

30%

2%

 

1%

11 

There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.

71%

28%

 

 

1%

12 

My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.

79%

20%

1%

 

 

13 

The school supports my child’s wider personal development.

72%

24%

2%

 

2%

14 

I would recommend this school to another parent.

Yes

100%

No