Newsletter 14/12/18

Wow, what a busy week with concerts, School Christmas Dinner, and Christmas Jumper Day!

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Concerts, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

The Christmas Hamper Raffle has been drawn, and winners contacted. Thank you for buying a ticket.

A big thank you to our hardworking PTA members who as well as serving refreshments at the concerts this week, have supplied crackers for each child to have with their Christmas Dinner or Packed lunch today.

Dangerous Driving – Following an incident a couple of weeks ago, when a parent parked on double yellow lines/zigzags drove into another parent on purpose, we would like to remind you  that we take incidents like this very seriously, and the matter was promptly reported to the police. The car driver has been traced and has had to attend the police station. Thankfully the second parent was not seriously injured, and the matter has been settled via restorative justice.

Applying for holidays during Term Time.In line with National, Welsh Government and Local Authority guidance we actively discourage taking holidays during term time, and would like to remind you of the link between attainment and attendance, and that there is no automatic right to withdraw your child from school during term time. Any request for authorised term time absence will be judged on merit and may not be authorised.

Please complete the Notification of Absence, and return to the school at least 10 school days before the holiday. This allows time for the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher to consider the merits of any application. Any forms submitted less than 10 school days  will  not be considered and will automatically be unauthorised.

For holidays of 10 school days or less the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher will consider the merits of the application.

For holidays of over 10 school days, or if the application will bring the pupil’s attendance below 90%, we will notify the schools Education Welfare Officer.

For holidays of over 20 school days, or if the pupil does not return on the agreed date the pupil will be taken off roll, and the parent will have to reapply. Please note we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your return.

The Local Authority may (depending on circumstances) issue a fixed penalty notice or commence formal prosecution for failing to secure regular attendance at school.

Y3/4D – Sadly Mr McCoy will be leaving us at the end of the term, as he has got a job in another school, we wish him all the best. Y3/4D will be taught by Mrs Jordan for the first couple of weeks, while we sort out a replacement.

Y1/2H – Mrs Howard popped in to see us this week, and we are very pleased that she is on the mend, unfortunately she is not well enough to return just yet, so her class will continue to be taught by Mrs Timaeus for the next few weeks.