Dear Parents,

This week started with an amazing and inspiring talk for our older students. A special guest, Joan Lata, visited us on Monday morning to talk to the pupils about living with Cerebral Palsy. As a sufferer of this condition, it was truly remarkable to listen to her speak frankly of her hardships and how she has overcome them. The pupils clearly enjoyed her talk and very much benefitted from this unique experience.

Meanwhile, as well as their studies our Y8 students have been rehearsing their Samba band performance, with some practice performances to our little ones. Y8 will be performing at the forthcoming Carnival parade next week.

On Tuesday, we welcomed representatives from Crimson Education  (https://www.crimsoneducation.org/uk) who spoke with our older pupils and parents regarding university access. Thank you to all those parents who came. I hope you all found the talk extremely useful and thought-provoking. 

In Primary, we enjoyed another parent coffee morning, which gave parents an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns or suggestions they may have about the Primary department. As always, thank you for your continued support and for coming to these.

A few notices….

 

STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE

Please can I remind parents that any student arriving late will need to sign in at reception. They must use the iPads to sign in that are located there. If your child is in Year 3 or below, you will need to do it for them. Simply tap the screen, and select “Pupils”. Type the name of the child and tap their face. You will be asked for a pin which is their day and month of birth. Eg. 1 January, would be 0101 or 25 December would be 2512. As ever, if you have any questions, please do ask.

 

ENROLMENT PERIOD – SIBLINGS

A further reminder that if you wish to enrol another member of your family as a new pupil for the next academic year and have not already contacted the school, please do so as soon as possible at carlos.campos@kingsgroup.org. Mr Carlos Campos will give you all the information and assistance you may need.

 

GDPR – AUDIOVISUAL CONSENT 

We still have a number of parents who have not completed our annual audiovisual consent form for this academic year 2019-2020.  Without this permission, we are not allowed to post our fantastic sports and music events, on our social media. If you would like to give your consent, please complete the google form as soon as possible by clicking here (if you have not already done so).

 

WATER BOTTLES

A reminder please to ensure your child comes to school with their own water bottle every day.  This is especially important in our effort to reduce the usage of plastic cups in the school.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

25th Feb                9.45 Carnival parade (EYFS and KS1)

28th Feb                Staff INSET – school closed to pupils

2nd March             School closed

3rd March              School photos

4th March              School photos

                              1500 Primary Concert

5th March              School photos 

                              Y11, 12 and 13 Mock exams begin

6th March              Book Fayre – World Book Day

 

Secondary Parents’ Evenings and Curriculum Events

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnMKYuvA7VWeAAhzukJKIBqtL1el2qy_gjhhqui6RCk/edit

 

…AND FINALLY

The next two weeks will be shortened due to staff INSET (training), but still plenty going on.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.

Mr Rumistrzewicz