Change of date for Individual Photos: Wednesday 8th November
5th October 2017
Thank you for all your kind messages of support and congratulations on being appointed the substantive Headteacher of Mead Vale Community Primary School. Since I’ve joined in May things have progressed well and we’ve made a tremendous amount of progress. The school is in a strong position to make further improvements and much of this is a credit to the commitment to learning from all pupils. Staff continue to ensure the curriculum is exciting and enriches learning and with your continued support, the children of Mead Vale can succeed well beyond the school community.
Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN) MAT update:
We would like to congratulate our fellow schools: Bournville, Locking, Milton Park, Oldmixon, Walliscote and Windwhistle primary schools for becoming a Multi Academy Trust on 1st October 2017.
I am in regular contact with the Department for Education Academies Regional Delivery Group, South West Team and I can report that following the Governing Bodies decision to become part of ELAN MAT the school will join in the near future.
Mead Vale continues to be a partner with ELAN, and works closely with all six schools. I attend weekly advisory board meetings and lead one of the networks. All seven schools are involved in the joint INSET day on 30th October.
This is an historic time for Mead Vale School and my priority is to continue to provide an inspiring education for all our learners whilst protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths. The Governing Body and I believe that the best way of maintaining this in the future is for our school to proceed with the ELAN MAT.
I hope you will agree that this is an exciting time for all our schools. We are looking forward to continuing our working partnership with you and your children.
Polite Reminder: Please can I remind parents that you are not able to come into the main school playground when dropping children off in the mornings; this is for the safeguarding of all of our pupils. Reception parents are still welcome to drop their children off in the reception playground using the reception side gates only.
Sports 2 School Clubs will not run on the following dates:
Monday 16th October – due to Parents Evening
Thursday 19th October - due to Parents Evening
Monday 13th November – due to staff training
Thursday 16th November - due to staff training
Friday 1st December – due to the Christmas Fayre
Open Days for Year six
20th September – 20th October – Hans Price Academy Open Mornings; these are drop in sessions between 8.30am and 10.30am (no appointment necessary).
Saturday 7th October – Worle Community School are holding a ‘meet the staff’ open morning from 9.30am until 12 noon this Saturday.This is open to all Year 5 and 6 pupils and their families, no booking necessary.
Harvest Assembly on Tuesday 10th October– We will once again be collecting for the foodbank in Weston-super-Mare; any donations would be most appreciated. Please bring in non-perishable items next Monday 9th October. The foodbank have suggested the following items: long life milk; squash; pot noodles; rice; tinned meat; tinned vegetables; tinned soups; tinned spaghettis; toiletries; deodorants; nappies. Please note: This is a whole school assembly; we are afraid that we cannot invite parents on this occasion.
School Council News
After much discussion our new school council members have now chosen the three charities that school will support this year; they are Weston super Mare Food Bank; Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and The Special Care Baby Charity.
Celebration Assembly – Please may I kindly ask you to return the celebration cup your child received at the end of last term. We would like them to be back in school for Tuesday 17th October (at the latest) ready for our next celebration assembly.
Time to start school - If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you need to apply for a Reception Year place for September 2018. The closing date for these applications is 15th January 2018. For more information or to apply online please visit www.nsomerset.gov.uk/admissions
Top Table - This week Elissa, Morgan, Elise, Jenson, Brody and Riley (from Magpie class) have been chosen by the lunchtime supervisors to join the ‘Top Table’ for having super behaviour, good manners and using their cutlery well (if they have hot dinners). Well done everyone!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Tuesday 10th October at9:00am – Whole School Harvest Assembly
Thursday 12th October– Year 1 and 2 Trip to Court Farm
Saturday 14th October 2pm until 5pm– Christmas Craft Fayre
Monday 16th October -2.00pm -6.00pm Parents Evening
Thursday 19th October -2.00pm -6.00pm Parents Evening
Wednesday 18th October at 9.15am- Year 6 Robin Class Assembly (Mr Maddocks)
Thursday 19th October – Whole School Celebration Assembly
Friday 20th October – Year 1 and 2 Macmillan Coffee morning
Friday 20th October – Last day of term
Monday 30th October– Inset Day, school closed
Tuesday 31st October – Start of term 2 – children back to school
Please can I remind you that if there is any issue that you would like to discuss, please do phone or call in!
Jason M Nicolaides
6 October 2017