Class Stars 🙂
Our Early Years… Oakley Holmes
Class 2… Violet Rampe
Class 3… Isla Barrow
Class 4… Arthur Dallimore-Wright
…and a link to our Celebration Assembly!
A huge thank you goes to our brilliant and helpful football coaching team of Julian, Mat, Tony and Matthew for giving up their time every week for football training. It’s coming close to summer with things starting to get busier and busier, but the children and I would like to say a big thank you for the time you’ve given through the year and the dedication you’ve given to the teams!
Our Parent Survey had a slow start but we’ve now gathered the views of over 50% of our parents. Your feedback is really important to us and we’d love to hear your views so, with only a few tick boxes and only three open boxes to write in, please do click this link if you’ve not done so already. https://forms.gle/nZ77UL1qZHmN8Rjt8
Our Travel Survey was a bit quicker off the mark and we’ve got more like 70% of our parents who’ve completed this – thanks to those who have. We’ve not look at the results yet, but we’d love to hear from as many as possible as this would help the whole community, not just the school, in providing some areas to focus our attention on. Please click the link – again, only a very short and quick survey. https://forms.gle/zek1WEq5rrNs4esr5
The children’s Wave of Hope hands were gratefully received by Southmead Primary School on Wednesday and they should be tied up and on display on the Tarka Trail as you read this. They’ll possibly be back down again tomorrow as we made the sensible decision not to laminate them! Here’s a link to the blog where you can see some lovely pictures of handprints! https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/2021/06/09/wave-of-hope/
Our Celebration Assembly this morning touched on the G7 summit, and I told the children that the World Leaders would be discussing Covid, Equality and Climate Change amongst other things. I said that it was a really important annual event and that I hoped the beach wasn’t raked prior to the World Leaders walking on it, that they’d find a random bottle or a patch of nurdles. This world will be our children’s in the future, after all.
We had a couple of late-entry handprints who missed the delivery to Southmead, so we put them on display in my office window instead. Please do consider doing a decorated handprint and putting it on display. #WaveofHope and @GeorgehamCEPS on Twitter if you can.
Our school value this half term is that We Are Ambitious. We have the highest expectations for all our children and staff. In return we give everyone in our school as many opportunities in our school as we can to fulfil their potential in the widest possible sense. We also have a bible passage that helps us focus on this area – “Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead. Run straight towards the goal.”
We have two parent meetings coming up, both focussing on the upcoming residentials to Lundy. We’re the only school that stays over on the island! Year 5 parents’ meeting is on Tuesday 15th at 2.45pm and the year 6 one is on Wednesday the 23rd at 2.45pm. It’s a similar meeting so come to either one that you can make, but please be very careful you get the correct trip dates and departure times!
Reports will be issued next week. We’ll also be issuing attendance data for the year – with this, Covid and lockdown closures have been taken out of the formula so they give an accurate measure.
Our attendance data averages at 96.5% through the whole school which is very similar with what the DfE expect for schools. We’ve had extremely low holiday requests this year of course, so this does show what an impact holiday attendance has on our data, and our children’s learning.
“Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.
Run straight towards the goal.”
Philippians 3 v.12
Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…
Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Julian Thomas
We have three Deputy Safeguarding Officers; Jo Benfield, Emma Hill and Lucy Rinvolucri.
If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss, please call through to Jo and ask for an appointment with one of us. You may also find some useful or helpful information on our Safeguarding webpage… https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/staying-safe/