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Newsletter 29th January 2010

01.02.2010

I am pleased that the weather has now improved and we have managed to settle back into school without further interruptions from the snow. The website proved to be a very useful tool for communicating closure updates and we thank you for your cooperation and support during such times.

You may have noticed changes to the school office area after the Christmas break - during the holidays workmen transformed the mezzanine area and main office, creating an enclosed meeting room/teaching space. This is now a far more effective use of the mezzanine, enabling meetings and small teaching groups to work without interruption from the busy noise of the office and reception area. Plans are underway to upgrade the key stage 1 toilets, staff toilets and the staff room and a cycle of redecoration and improvements to classrooms will continue over the next financial year.

I am also pleased to inform you that our new cook has started – Mrs Geraldine Ryan-Gold has now joined our catering team. Geraldine has many years of catering experience to offer us. The really exciting benefit of having a cook at school is that now fresh food is being prepared and cooked on site. Dinner time improvements have also begun with the introduction of our Fine Diners on a Friday lunch time. Children are invited to sit at our Fine Diners’ table and join a member of the leadership team for lunch as a reward for demonstrating positive behaviour and good manners during lunchtimes. Two children from each class, (one school meal/one packed lunch) are selected by the Midday Supervisors and it is hoped that all our pupils will be able to participate in a ‘fine dining experience’ at some point during the academic year.

Thank-you for all taking time to complete the recent Travel Survey that was sent home – this is vital information to assist us with obtaining a grant to make improvements to our facilities eg: additional bike racks. Congratulations to Year One for gaining the highest percentage of returned surveys. We will keep you informed of our progress as the grant application continues.

Finally, safeguarding (keeping children healthy and safe from harm) remains an on-going high profile issue with national cases regularly being highlighted in the media. The Warwickshire Children’s Safeguarding Board continually update advice and procedures to be followed by schools and as part of our measures to support effective safeguarding at Clapham Terrace we have produced a Safeguarding Information Booklet for parents/carers. This outlines the various policies and practices in place to ensure that children at Clapham Terrace are healthy and safe from harm and this will be sent out at the beginning of next week. Please take time to read the booklet and if you have any queries or questions then do get in touch with the school. Download full newsletter here.

 


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