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Newberry Road Footpath Update…

To everyone who has visited the project site, a big thank you! Every “Like”, “Share” and Donation scores points so if you have only done one of those things, could we ask you go back and do the others too? Likes and Shares each score one point and a donation scores ten points. Thank you! CARA are half way through [...]

High demand for school places, support bubbles and Team Devon working together for our communities 12.6

Update… and survey No.2…

By now, most of you will have heard the latest updates from the UK Government regarding primary school provision for the final weeks of the summer term.  In case you missed it, here is the key extract from the statement made by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education: “We continue to follow the best scientific advice and believe that [...]

Solihull Approach Online Courses… free for all parents in Devon.

Devon Local Maternity System have purchased a multi-user licence for four Solihull Approach online courses, for all parents and parents-to-be. Understanding your pregnancy, birth, labour and your baby Understanding your baby Understanding your child Understanding your teenagers brain Every single resident in Devon can access the courses completely free of charge. These courses are for everyone who wants to be [...]

Newberry Road Footpath Project…

Crowd Funding Site Goes Live Today: https://communityfund.calor.co.uk/newberry-road-footpath-georgeham-1 (If you do nothing else, please “Like” it!) Hopefully you are aware that for the last two years one of our Governors, David Morton, has been helping progress a scheme proposed by another of our parents living on Longland Lane to construct a footpath along the edge of the Georgeham Village playing fields so [...]

Returning To School Plans…

Video at the top... Headteacher's letter below (and linked here) Chair of Governors' letter linked here.   Dear Parents / Carers, I’d just like to start by saying thank you for all your patience, cooperation and understanding during the lock-down period.  I can honestly say that the past few weeks have been incredibly hard trying to formulate a plan that [...]

It’s started…!

The first thing that needs to happen when you're installing a playground, is to bring down the existing one! To keep the cost down, I was in again on Saturday with Governor and Rector Mike Newbon, chainsaw-wielding Martin Larrington from St. George's House and my eldest son, Morgan, for some muscles, lugging it all to the Nature Area to be [...]

1-minute survey needed!

Thank you very much to those who have filled in our survey so far.  We have almost a 50% return, but we really need returns to be almost 100% for us to know your thoughts, needs and considerations. As lock-down happened, organising in-school and remote provision was interesting but relatively straight forward.  Starting back, under this new and complicated guidance, [...]

This week’s update… AND SURVEY PLEASE>

Dear parent / Guardian We hope that you and your families are keeping well through these difficult times. Since my last blog, I have been working through the government guidance relating to the possible partial reopening of schools from 1st June.  The guidance is still unfolding and we are working extremely hard to consider all the questions it presents and trying [...]

Prime Minister’s address…

Dear Parents and Carers, I write this, following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation about our country’s next steps and action plan. He said, that as part of Step Two, which would happen  after half term (June 1st) at the earliest, Primary pupils may return in stages starting with Reception, Year One and Year 6 pupils. I, like you, [...]