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Headteacher’s bulletin: Term2, week7, Friday 22nd February 2019.

Posted 22/2/2019

Welcome to the last bulletin of this half term. What a successful time it has been, busy and full of great moments.

Thank you and Goodbye

I would like to start by saying a HUGE THANK YOU, Good Luck and Goodbye to Mrs Schorah, our long term Kitchen Assistant.  Mrs Schorah has worked at Carlton for 15 years or so and I can only begin to imagine how many lunches and puddings she has helped to prepare, cook and serve.

As you all are aware, the loss of Mrs Thompson in November 2018 was huge blow to us all, especially Mrs Schorah. I am full of respect and pride for the way she (and the whole team) has faced the challenges of this sad time.

It is now time though for Mrs Schorah to move on and we wish her all the very best for her next chapter.

Thank you very much for all of your hard work, loyal service and commitment to the children of Carlton over the years. Good luck Judy - we will miss you!

Pupils:

We welcome another new family to school this week, and have 2 more families joining us in March. We are sad to see one of our long-standing families move on today – we wish them well!

This week:

There has been lots happening in school as always. Some highlights are:

  • Year 6/Willow class visited Holy Family School on Tuesday morning to watch a Dance performance
  • Year 2/3 Beech class enjoyed running their Toast café
  • Kings Church Selby led assembly on Monday for the whole school
  • Non uniform day (today, Friday 22nd)

I have been very excited to be talking this week to staff about our curriculum - this is part of our ongoing curriculum review. I am looking forward to developing an even more rich, engaging and exciting curriculum moving forward. More to follow on this over the next few months!

You may also have seen another skip in school this week as we continue our revamp of all areas in our ongoing focus on improving our school environment.  Mrs Scrafton and I have also been planning other developments for later this school year.

Reminders:

  • No dogs should be brought on to school premises without prior permission (e.g. guide dogs or planned visit).

Funding crisis

As per my parent mail and bulletin last week, I would like to draw your attention to an education funding petition that has been created and that is currently gaining substantial support across the country. The North Yorkshire Schools Forum, of which I am a representative, and other groups are keen to support efforts to lobby government for a fairer funding deal for children and schools in North Yorkshire and this is an opportunity for Headteachers, Governors and the wider school community to add their voice on school funding. The petition can be found here:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232220

The petition now has over 89,000 signatories and it is hoped that it can quickly increase to 100,000, which could trigger a debate in the House of Commons. As the headteacher of Carlton in Snaith CPS please can I ask you, if you have not already done so, to consider signing the petition and circulating this letter or link to others who may be interested in signing the petition?

 

Next week & Beyond:

  • Reminder next week is the half term break. Children return to school on Monday 4th March
  • Monday 4th March is the start of our ‘book week’ in school - please see additional information about the opportunity for you to ‘Stay and Read’ with your child(ren) and of course details about our dress up day and costume parade on Friday 8th March
  • Please note if you receive an invitation for our next Special mentions assembly this will be held on Thursday 7th March (not usual Friday).  This is due to our Book Week Character Dress up.

 

As always I thank you for your support of our school. I hope the children have a safe and happy half term!

Best wishes

Jon Watson

Headteacher

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