13th November 2017
A big thank you to everyone who donated food for the autumn festival. We were able to deliver packages to several local elderly people and still had over 100kg of food leftover which was then donated to a local foodbank. A couple of parents have raised the issue about how busy the concerts were. There was an unprecedented turn out this year and next year we will split the autumn festival concert over two days to help relieve the issues regarding accommodating as many parents as comfortably as possible.
The Christmas concerts will be held on the following days;
Monday 18th December – 9.15am KS1 and Morning Nursery
Tuesday 19th December – 2.15pm Years 3/4 and Afternoon Nursery
Wednesday 20th December – 9.15am Years 5 and 6
The girls’ football team went one better than the boys in the recent Borough tournament and came back with silver medals! Not having a particularly strong record in previous tournaments, the girls defied all expectations and won every game on their way to the final. They drew the final 1-1 and sadly lost on penalties but this was a great performance nevertheless. Well done to them and to Coach Claire whose enthusiasm and coaching has helped the girls to improve greatly. The girls were also lucky enough to receive a coaching session from players and coaches from Tottenham Hotspurs ladies’ team recently and the following weekend around 20 girls were mascots at a recent THFC ladies match.
Entry to the main building
Following on from the item in the last newsletter about making sure that if you are visiting the school then please ensure you come through the main entrance. To ensure our pupils’ safety, the entrance doors to the main reception are locked from 8.40am until 4pm. If your child is late please bring them to the main reception (even if they are in the Reception classes) and a member of the office staff will escort them to where they need to be. At the end of the day parents should wait for their children in the playground and under no circumstances should parents enter the school through the Junior entrance whilst the children are coming out.
Conversations with teachers
With regards to raising any concerns, the school’s policy is, and always has been, that if you have an issue that you wish to discuss regarding your child’s education then please approach your child’s teacher first. Please try to have these conversations either before 8.45am or after school so as not to disrupt the school day for that class. If your query is still unanswered or unresolved then please make an appointment to have a longer discussion at a mutually suitable time. If you wish to take the matter further then please make an appointment through the office to speak to one of the leadership team. Myself or Mr Sharp will be able to deal with most queries but for issues regarding safeguarding, special educational needs, pupil’s health or volunteering in the school, then Mrs Odysseas (Deputy Headteacher and SENCO) is the best contact.