Nevill Road Junior School
Parent Newsletter 6 – Autumn Term 2017
17th November 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for all the fantastic feedback that you have given during the Parent Evening sessions. Here are some of the comments that were made:
The school is a happy, fun place to be. The environment is much more welcoming, brighter and a lot tidier. The focus is on the children being the best that they can be. Better feedback from staff. Bullying issues are being dealt with really well. School feels happier and more alive. Staff seem more positive this year. The new library area and librarians is a good addition. The school feels more ‘together’. Better communication. My child is much more settled and doesn’t dislike school anymore. We like the introduction of class assemblies, activities at lunchtime and new homework systems…..
and LOTS more! I also greatly appreciate your help with areas of school that still need further development which are being addressed as quickly as possible.
Anti Bullying Week
Throughout the week our assemblies, circle times, PSHE and RE lessons have all been linked to this year’s theme.
Don’t forget to bring in the Anti Bullying poster entries before Friday 24th.
I have also been introducing Restorative Approaches to the children by beginning with the theme of ‘Unique Perspective’. We ask all children involved in an incident ‘What happened?’, to ensure that everyone’s view is listened to and respected, as we all see things in different ways.
Preventing illness this Winter
Unfortunately, last year many children and staff were unwell with norovirus. All hand soaps in school have now been replaced with soap dispensers and signs are up to remind children how to wash their hands effectively. We also have ‘Catch It, Kill It, Bin It’ posters around school and are looking to further improve health and safety issues to prevent a similar problem occurring this year.
New Lunchtime Clubs
This half term we have started some new lunchtime clubs. The librarians are reading regularly with children from different classes in our new library area. Homework Club is available to Y3/4 on a Monday and Y5/6 on a Tuesday. A Year 5 Computing Club has also been set up during Friday lunchtimes and Mr Kinnear will be running his Y3 games club on a Tuesday.
Road Safety Week
This will take place during the week of November 20th – 26th. Please try to travel to school by walking, scooting or cycling if you can. We are also in desperate need of a new Lolly Pop assistant. If you are interested in helping with this please contact the school office.
Judi Cliff, Headteacher, Nevill Road Junior School
Together Everyone Achieves More