Dear Parent / Carer
Update – School Funding Issues
I wanted to contact you to provide an update on current issues relating to school funding.
Sadly, I have to confirm that despite intense lobbying of the Government and Department for Education, matters remain extremely challenging. In short, schools are still not being provided with adequate funding and resource to deliver the level of provision and support that is expected and that our families and children deserve.
- Since 2010 school budgets have been reduced in real terms by 8% and by 20% at post-16
- Class sizes are rising and
On Thursday 29th November and Tuesday 4th December Junior Hub children went to visit the Science Museum in London as part of their topic ' To infinity and Beyond!'. They all had a wonderful day looking at the amazing space artefacts there. They watched a 4D movie where they got to experience what is was like to land and drive about on the moon and took part in a session exploring life on the International Space Station, including finding out about floating poo! All children were wonderfully behaved and had a great day!
Dragonfly class went to the Paraplay day. This is a sports event run by the students at Chichester university. All of the children had the opportunity to try a range of new sports and take part in fun games with other schools.
They had a great day and really enjoyed taking part in everything!
Giraffe class listened to 'The Planets' by Gustav Holst and then responded with fluorescent and glittery paint. Children worked collaboratively by adding to each other's paintings and the results are amazing.
The children had a great time putting all the pennies they brought in to school from family and friends into the outline of Pudsey Bear. The pennies will be counted and presented to Children in Need.
Hello from Wolves class,
Our term began rather dramatically with an alien landing on our back field and taking our premises officer! It's okay though as he had just gone to help them repair their ship.
We read Bob's Best Ever Friend and wrote stories about our best ever best friend from space.
We then went into space thanks to an observatory visiting us in the sports hall. We learnt all about the stars and the stories behind them, we even invented our own stories behind our own constellations.
We have learnt a great deal about how to keep ourselves safe, including roads, fireworks,
Seahorse class have been using switches to operate a microwave as part of their Environmental Control Technology learning. They made mug cakes and explored the ingredients before mixing and heating in the microwave.
Bumblebee and Duckling class had a trip to Haskins Garden Centre to look at the lights as part of Diwali Week.
Update – School Funding Campaign
Firstly, thank you for the huge support that you gave to Headteachers who campaigned for improved school funding at Westminster on Friday 28 September. Over 2000 head teachers attended in London with many more supporting their actions too.
It is clear from the emails that colleagues and I received, that parents overwhelmingly support the need for much improved investment in our schools. As soon as we receive a reply from the chancellor, we will let you know. I am sure everyone will watch with interest to see how he responds to our requests during the Autumn
Mass Headteacher Action – 28 September 2018
I am making contact to let you know that on Friday 28 September, I will be joining hundreds of other Headteachers from across the country in support of a mass event intended to gain much improved funding for all schools.
Headteachers will have the full support of their Governing Bodies/Trusts as we continue to champion the best possible funding for all our schools. I/we will remain steadfastly determined, relentlessly reasonable and act without any political bias. These have been the hallmarks of our campaign work to date.
You will be aware of the challenges that schools up and