Newsletter Spring 2 10.03.17


Spring Term 2017 - Newsletter 2

10th March 2017

Dear parents/carers,

Equality Duty Survey

The school is committed to ensuring that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community. This means not simply treating everybody the same but, understanding and tackling the different barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for different groups of pupils in school, celebrating and valuing the equal opportunity achievements and strengths of all members of the school community and ensuring that everyone feels welcome.

The school needs to regularly monitor and review how well we are doing and, like all public bodies, under the Equality Act, is required to identify specific objectives every three years. The Equality Act protects the rights of people regardless of disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy & maternity.  

Please help us to gather information to help us improve what we do and how we include people by filling out the simple survey that your child should bring home today. There is also a space on the survey to indicate whether you would like to be involved in a working group to look at equality in more detail. A meeting to do this is planned for Tuesday 14th March at 2.00pm.

Easter Service

The Easter Service will take place in the church at 9am on Tuesday 28th March. This will be led by Rev. Julia Lall and each class will contribute in some way. Families and friends are warmly invited to join us.

Easter Pause Day

On 28th March, our third Easter Pause day will take place. Each class will look at one aspect of the Easter Story in depth over the course of the day, with time for reflection.

Easter Raffle

Thank you for all your generous donations. Squares will be on sale from Monday at the beginning and end of school at £1 each.

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary:

14th March

Chestnut Class to Banham Zoo

24th March, 9am

Sycamore Class Assembly

24th March (afternoon)

Sycamore Class Trip to Combs Wood

27th March

Sycamore Class to Colchester Castle

28th March, 9am

Easter Service at the church

31st March

Break up for Easter Holiday

18th April

PD Day (children not in school)

19th April

New term starts for children

8th May

SATs Week (Year 6)

Term Dates

Spring Term

Wednesday 4 January 2017 to Friday 31 March 2017

(Half Term: Monday 13 February 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017)

Summer Term

Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017

(Half Term: Monday 29 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017)

PD Days:

18th April 2017

Parent Response Slip

Either email or send in a paper version for the attention of the Headteacher.

Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________


Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your views are listened to and given careful consideration.