14 December 2020
End of Term – 12 noon, Friday 18th December 2020
I am writing to you to thank you all so much for the support you have given the school this term. This has been an extremely challenging year and term for us all.
So, at this time of year we normally reflect on the year that has past and look forward to the New Year. Personally, I am so thankful for the hard work, determination and resilience that the students and staff have shown this year despite all the unprecedented challenges, there have been many.
I cannot tell you how lovely it was to see students return to school in September. The students adapted so well to all the Covid 19 secure strategies. They have followed the one ways systems, stayed in zones and have behaved so well with the restrictions we have in place.
The children have been a true credit to all parents, carers and the community. I am so proud of the Shevington Family and how we continue to work together to get through the ups and downs of this global pandemic.
Therefore, I would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and Happy New year. I hope you all have a relaxing time over the festive season. We are looking forward to returning in January to a new year and new term with refreshed enthusiasm and hope for the future.
This term will end on Friday 18th December 2020 as originally planned in our calendar. School will close early at 12 noon and buses will be provided at this time. Students that are entitled to free school meals are requested to purchase their lunch at break time.
Students will return to school at 8.45am on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
Mr J Grant
Parent Governor Vacancies
We have a vacancy for a parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible.
The Governing Body has a strategic role in the management of our school.
Responsibilities of the Governing Body include:
- Setting the long term strategic goals and the vision for the school
- Ensuring high standards of achievement for every child
- Ensuring school finances are spent in the right places
- Recruiting staff, including the headteacher
Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the Governing Body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We are particularly interested in nominations from parents with an Educational background or Legal/Finance/HR knowledge/experience.
We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.
Training is available for all newly appointed Governors, and there is an expectation that you will attend these induction sessions with the first year of your appointment.
If you think you have the time, skills and expertise to join our Governing Body, please complete the nomination form attached and return to school by 3pm on Friday 9th October 2020. You can also email your nomination to [email protected] please put ‘Parent Governor Nomination’ in the subject. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted. Please provide a statement about why you would like to become a governor in no more than 100 words..
If there are more nominations than vacancies, an election will be held. All parents will be sent a voting paper with your name and statement and be asked to vote.
If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the role of a governor, please contact the School Business Manager, Mr Daniel Meekin.
Mr J M Grant
Please click here for the Parent Governor Nomination Form
The Government scheme for Free School Meals was launched before Easter, however we have had issues gaining access and issuing vouchers. This week we have issued vouchers to eligible parents.
We have an email address for most families. Those families should have received a voucher last week from [email protected] Further guidance on the vouchers and redeeming them is attached in the following guides.
Please ensure you check all mailbox folders for an email from [email protected] or [email protected] or search for edenred in your mailbox. Several parents have reported the emails have been in junk folders. If you haven’t received an email please email [email protected]
If you have received the vouchers a full guide on how to use them is available here:
Any technical queries should be sent to [email protected] this includes if you have processed an order and it hasn’t been received.
If we do not have a valid email address please send it to [email protected] including the following information:
- Your name
- Your child/childrens name (s)
- Childs form
- Childs DOB
Hard copies of vouchers have been posted this week only for those without and email address but it is better to have an email submitted as soon as possible for any future payments.
Positive and reflective activity today.
Giving our young people an opportunity to look back at happy times – they have collected their memories in a colourful jar to take away with them. 🌈☀️