National Funding Formula – Headteachers’ response
As you are aware, we have been campaigning for improved funding for our schools for a sustained period of time.
In September 2017 the government announced its new National Funding Formula. The result of this is that most mainstream schools will see a very small increase in their budgets for the 2018/19 financial year. West Sussex Secondary and Primary schools will benefit from this increase, but it will not be enough to reverse the year on year decline in funding, and many WS schools will still have to make further cuts, albeit smaller than
Today we have had a fun day creating snow with our snow machine. The children were all very excited playing with the snowflakes.
On Tuesday 5th December, Giraffe and Wolf class went to Worthing Museum to explore stone age artifacts. We got to dig for buried objects, explored actual flint objects found nearby and made our own clay pots and necklaces. It was a fascinating day and the children had great fun. They learnt lots.
While out in the community Seahorses learnt about cause and effect through the pedestrian crossing buttons we discovered on our journey. Pupils reached out to locate the button and then activated button with a good push!
Today we have decorated our Christmas tree which is on display in the corridor for all the children to see. There was much excitement from the children and staff when they saw all the decorations and lights with many singing Christmas songs when they passed. We would like to thank RB Commercial Heating for donating the Christmas Tree to the children.
Flamingo class enjoyed a fantastic trip to Brio's last week! The children had an opportunity to watch demonstrations of the chefs making pizzas and had a sensory session, playing with the dough and exploring the toppings. They were able to try a range of different foods including olives, breadsticks and pepperoni before watching their pizzas being made and put in the special pizza oven. All the children tried their pizzas and took any remaining home in their own pizza boxes. They all enjoyed ice cream or sorbet for dessert!! Lorraine, the owner of Brio's would like
Palatine football team played in the Albion Cup Tournament at the Triangle Centre, Burgess Hill. The team played amazingly well in all of their games and made it through to the semi finals against many other School teams. They were only just beaten in the last minute of the match, missing the final.
All of the players worked so well as a team and the energy they put in to every game was incredible. We are very proud of all of them for their amazing efforts and football skills.
On Wednesday 29th November hedgehog class attended a Paraplay Day at Chichester University. The children experienced a variety of different sports run by Chichester University students. All of the children joined in the wide range of activities available and thoroughly enjoyed trying out new sports! Well done Hedgehog class!
Turtle class have had a fab time this week at Forest School.
We have applied for funding with Aviva Community Fund for refurbishing our Soft Play Room. You can help us win the bid by registering on the Aviva Community Fund website (details above). Once you have registered you are able to vote 10 times. Please share the details with family and friends to give us a winning chance.