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22.1.18

NSPCC

Thank you all for your support on our GREEN NSPCC day and for your attendance at the Online Safety Workshop on Monday 15th January. Feedback has been very positive from all, including from the NSPCC on some issues that were raised and had to be dealt with through the school. It is always difficult to gauge the effectiveness of such workshops, but just to know it has possibly helped to keep one child safe is more than enough.  Hopefully parents found this workshop helpful? I know that some have already been in contact with the NSPCC and found advice and guidance extremely helpful, as well as very understanding. Let’s keep working together to keep our children safe!

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Attendance at school clubs

As you are aware a number of children have signed up for various clubs throughout the week. However we have noticed that some children do not wish to participate or are not turning up for the club they have been signed up for. There is an expectation that there is a commitment to attend; should your child be unable to attend, or even know that they are going to be late, for whatever reason, please could they notify the lead adult as a matter of courtesy? It has been frustrating for some club leads to take the time to prepare resources for a specific number of attendees and for only a few attend. However if your child no longer wishes to attend, the club lead and the school office need to be informed, for registration purposes and to ensure pupils are safe and where they should be. This will reduce the number of times staff have to try and locate a child who has chosen to stop. Thank you.

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Sporting events

As usual pupils have been putting their sporting prowess to the test. This week saw the girls’ football team and the school’s netball team in action.

Such a frustrating end to the game for our girls’ football team, who had played so well throughout the game and into extra time, only to lose out on penalties, against Whitleigh. (Memories of England v Germany come to mind?) Brilliant match, brilliant play, shame the result was not in our favour! Take a look at the news article here -

http://www.wemburyprimary.co.uk/news/detail/girl-power-1/

Our ‘Super 6’ players, for the High-5 Netball event, played tactically, getting the ball regularly to the shooters. (They reckon they had 50 chances at goal!) It is a shame some of these shots were not converted into points, as their attacking skills were amazing. Unlike traditional 7-A-side netball, all high-5 players rotate and get a chance to shoot. No doubt there will be some future perseverance in shooting practice! A great effort as a team – well done.

http://www.wemburyprimary.co.uk/news/detail/netball-fever/

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Survey of Local Needs

A reminder that the childcare survey closes this Friday 26th January. Again thank you to all who have spared 3 minutes to complete the online survey regarding sufficiency and child care needs within Wembury. If you have not already done so we would appreciate your views, even if you do not use, or no longer require child care. The survey can be found following this link: 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J99P7S8

Governors

Our first local governing board meeting of this term has taken place. Much was discussed including the welcome of new non-teaching staff governor, Mrs Juliet Shepherd and associate governor Mrs Jacqui Edwards. Becoming a governor is good for professional development as well as providing opportunity to engage in the strategic direction and workings of the school. The school is very lucky to have a strong and conscientious governing board who knows the school well and who are proactive in their role, and with the addition of Juliet and Jacqui it will enable them to have an ever broader skills set. We look forward to working with them in a different capacity.

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Attendance and Courtesy Cup Winners 19th January

Each week we celebrate class attendance – a trophy is given to the class with the highest attendance of the week. On Friday Year 5 were the worthy winners – well done!

 

The Courtesy Cups (x2) were presented to Sam Stansell (Y3) and Logan Mansfield (F). Both have demonstrated politeness, good manners and respect. Each week children are nominated and randomly picked out to receive the cup. We have started to mention all children nominated in our Celebration assembly, and then announce the two winners. The cups are taken home for the week to be returned for the following Thursday. A massive well done to our nominees and winners.

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Up and coming events

This week sees the choir, and individual singers and musicians, take part in the Saltash Music, Drama and Speech Festival. We know they have been well rehearsed and look forward to their performances. If Lion King is anything to go by they will WOW the judges!!

 

Youth Speaks, is a public speaking event run by The Rotary. We have been unable to take part in the past couple of years, but have previously had great successes. We were so impressed by the speeches and efforts of this year’s Year 6 that we have had to enter three teams instead of the two spaces allocated! It is such a privilege to listen and watch this age group speak on a topic of interest to them. Capturing the audience and maintaining their interest is no mean feat, as you know from watching some of the speakers in the Houses of Parliament!

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We wish all above well in their quests and look forward to reporting on their successes.

In my next Blog I hope to be reporting on further WeST initiatives and activities, and the positive impact seen.

A busy week ahead, keep an eye on the website news and class pages!


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