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Gold International Award

 

We were delighted last week to be accredited with the International School Award 2019 – 2022. This is testament to our whole school commitment to embedding a rich and creative range of international work. The following comments were received; "This is a good impact evaluation from Wembury Primary School which has taken learning to the very heart of its teaching and learning. All pupils are involved in the activities, which cover a variety of subject areas and are spread across the academic year 2018-19. This is a prestigious year to gain such accreditation as the British Council is celebrating the 20th year of the International Schools Award- Congratulations! Your support, commitment, creativity and innovative international work is greatly appreciated.”

 

Ms Patricia Kernevez, who has co-ordinated all of the evidence and projects for this award was also provided feedback – ‘Congratulations on working so hard to co-ordinate such an impressive range of work as an International Co-ordinator! You are a credit to the school and the wider community.’ We intend to continue to develop the scope of our international activities, to develop and benefit the school community. I am very proud that we continue to offer such a range of opportunities for our children and staff, and look forward to next year’s projects.

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Tri, Tri and Tri Again!

 

Last Thursday we were delighted to host the very first PSSP Primary Triathlon. Despite nearing the end of the year we are showing no signs of slowing down! The event included 6 teams in total, three from Wembury, two from Woodford and one from Oreston. Each and every child that took part put in an amazing performance.

How fantastic to have support from Coombe Dean and Plymstock school sports leaders, some ex-pupils, and for all the parental support; this made it such a fabulous afternoon.

We were obviously very delighted to achieve First and Second place, with Woodford A team coming Third. Wembury was the perfect venue!

Important information regarding the school bus from September 2019

 

From the 1st January 2020 the law is changing and all vehicles that are used on public bus services must have disabled access.  Target’s mid-size coach does not have disabled access.  This impacts on the service because of two main reasons around vehicle types and cost.  Buses with disabled access have low floors which makes them less manoeuvrable than the same sized coach.  In this case, a low floor bus would struggle to safely navigate the route.  Additionally, low floor buses cost more to commission over the same size coach.   

 

Devon County Council are unable to increase their spend for a low floor bus.  Equally there is not enough fare revenue from the non-entitled passengers to fund a low floor bus.  The only practical solution is that Target Travel will cease operating the route as a public service at the end of July 2019.  From September 2019, Devon County Council will commission Target Travel to run the route as a contract using the mid-size coach for the passengers entitled to school transport.  The non-entitled children will not be able to travel in exchange for a daily fare.   

We anticipate there will be a small number of seats spare after the entitled children have been allocated to the coach.  Parents of the non-entitled children can apply to buy a seat on the coach through the Devon’s School Transport Concessionary Seat Scheme.  Details of the scheme can be found at: 

 

www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/school-and-college-transport/concessionary-seats

 

Please note that new Concessionary Seat Applications are not usually confirmed until the Autumn Half term.  However, in this case applications will be processed for the start of the Autumn term, provided the application and payment has been received by the 31st July 2019. Therefore, should you wish your child to travel to school via the school bus, and you are not entitled to a free space, you need to act now.

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Water Bottles

 

It is essential, in this weather, to ensure children drink water adequately – please ensure water bottles are filled daily and brought into school. Please also note that we encourage children to drink their water throughout the day, therefore their bottles are often refilled during the school day. (If your child comes home with a full bottle this does not always mean they have not had a drink, as at breaks and lunchtimes there is also opportunity for cupped drinks, especially in KS1/Foundation.)  

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Making Contact with the School

 

In order to ensure messages are directed to the correct staff please could we ask that all contact is initially made through admin, rather than directly with a member of staff via email.  The email address to use is: admin@wembury-primary.devon.sch.uk or you may telephone and leave a message, either on the answerphone or with a member of the admin team, on 01752 862459.  The staff member will then contact in the format you request. (Please remember that the Teachers2Parents email and text service does not permit replies through this system.)

You may also use the links and contact details through our contacts page using the following link. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

CONTACTS PAGE

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Beach, Activities, Etc

 

As stated above – there is no slowing down! This week we have Year 5 at Mountbatten, on their adventurous week. We have also seen Year 2 investigating seaweed on the beach. Last week Years 1 & Foundation were off to the beach in search of mermaids! Year 3 have spent much of their time in Forest School activities. (I have seen some wonderful wooden trophies and medals for their work, courtesy of one of our Forest School leaders Sasha Inglott.) This has built upon some of the activities Year 3 took part in at Churchwood Forest School. Year 6 are busy preparing sketches for their final performance tonight!

 

 


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