Class Stars 🙂

Our Early Years… Ned Kennedy

Class 2… Reuben Brooks

Class 3… Romeo Bray

Class 4… Tess Matthews

This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Kind

Do to others as you would have them do to you.” 

Luke 6 v.31


Wanted – Parent Governors!

So here’s the bad news. Our last two call-outs for parent governors resulted in a sum total of…. zero candidates coming forward. 

None. Nada. Zip. You get the picture. Bit awks.

We’re really hoping that third time’s the charm, because here’s the honest truth: it doesn’t work without some of you stepping up. We can’t continue to fulfil our obligations without more of you on the team.

If you’re still reading this, that means someone like you.

Here are the only three things you need to ask yourself to know if you’d be right to be a governor.

  • Are you passionate about your child’s experience of primary school? 
  • Do you appreciate the work and commitment shown by all the team at the school? 
  • Do you want to do your bit to help the school keep being the values-driven place that it is?

If the answer’s ‘yes’ to all three, then we’d love it if you got in touch.

Governors are a vital part of the school organisation – they play a key role in supporting the amazing team who teach your children and ensuring that the school continues to thrive. 

The role requires commitment but you do not have to have any background in governance or education to get involved.  We appreciate that the last couple of years have been disruptive for everyone – but if you’re ready to get involved we would love to hear from you.

Plenty of you are going to be part of our school community for a number of years to come, so if you think you could support us more directly please get in touch on 01271 890440. We’d love to have a coffee and chat about what governance involves.

Thank you
Ali Smith and the team of Governors.


The deadline for secondary school admissions is in the half term break; the 31st Oct.   We’ve written to Yr6 families about this but we’re unable to check your preferences – It’s incredibly important to include your 2nd and 3rd preferences, and not just write in one single preference or the same school three times, as these actually hinder the process and could lead to being issued something you didn’t want.  The online application is something you can log back into, so do please check your application.

When we return on Tuesday 2nd November, we’ll be in possession of several MDF nativity characters from St.George’s Church.  These will need to be painted and varnished in preparation for the Village Nativity on 28th November.  If you’d like to do one of these, please get in touch with Jo and pre-book your character! 

We have another Inset day for staff on the first Monday after half term.  This was designed as such to help families with any possible holiday travel.  Please do make use of the holiday periods for this, rather than take children out of school learning time – I hope this is useful for our families.

C1… 92.6%   C2… 96.3%   C3… 96.1%   C4… 96.9%

Class 2’s have increased slightly and overtaken Class 3’s attendance.
Class 4 have pipped the others with ‘best attendance’ again this term.


Director of Public Health, Steve Brown, has set out clear advice to parents regarding Covid…

  • If your child has symptoms of coronavirus, they should not go to school. They should take a PCR test – not a lateral flow device test – and they should self-isolate pending the result of that test. Lateral flow device tests are only for people who show no symptoms of having the virus.
  • If your child is identified as a close contact, including if someone in your household tests positive, they should take a PCR test. However, unless they have symptoms of coronavirus, they are not required to stay off school while they wait for the test results.
  • If your child tests positive with a routine lateral flow device test, they should stay at home and arrange a PCR test. They should isolate whilst awaiting the result of the PCR test. If the PCR test is positive, they should continue self-isolating. If the PCR test is negative, they can return to school, but they should continue to routinely take the lateral flow device tests twice a week.
  • Given the current rates in schools, we would encourage secondary schools and colleges to continue the advice of wearing face coverings in communal areas.
  • Given the current rates in schools, we would encourage secondary schools and colleges to continue the advice of wearing face coverings in communal areas.

We are reviewing what we’d be able to do in terms of our Christmas productions, as well as the FROGS’ (FRiend Of Georgeham School’s) Christmas Fair.  With incresing Covid cases, and Devon being the county with the worst data, we may try to do something outside, or recorded.  We’ll keep you posted. 

We’ve only got two weeks after half term to get our Christmas Shoebox organised, so please do have a look at the leaflets that came home, or this link here… 

https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox/

We’re collecting them at school on Tuesday 9th.


Braunton Countryside Centre is showing the film “Beavers without Borders” next Wednesday 27th October at 7pm. You can attend the event either online or in person and it would be lovely if young people, their parents and teachers from Georgeham School attended.

In addition to the film Chris Jones of Beaver Trust https://beavertrust.org/ and Ben Eardley of the National Trust beaver project

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/beavering-away-natures-heroes will be there to speak and answer questions. Details of the event are here:- 

https://www.brauntoncountrysidecentre.org/events/event/beavers-without-borders-documentary-and-qa

 


Do to others as you would have them do to you.” 

Luke 6 v.31


Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/


Dinner Menu…

https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/dinner-menu/ 


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/