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01/12/17

04 Dec 01/12/17

Thank you: Thank you again for contributing all the lovely food for International afternoon. Thank you also for supporting the Children in Need appeal. We raised £229.84 and had a lovely day. It was great to see so many of you attend parent’s evening. If…

Thank you:

Thank you again for contributing all the lovely food for International afternoon. Thank you also for supporting the Children in Need appeal. We raised £229.84 and had a lovely day.

It was great to see so many of you attend parent’s evening. If you were unable to attend you are still welcome to make an appointment with your child’s teacher between now and the end of term.

Catch up:

We joined in with National anti-bullying week in November. We are consistently very watchful of bullying not just for this week of the year. It is during anti bullying week that we reflect upon what bullying actually means and we do a lot of work with children about what to do if you think you are being bullied. We encourage children to tell their parent at home but also to tell us at school and to tell us if they think or they know that another child is being bullied. Cases of bullying are rare but children being children do sometimes push the boundaries- we are well aware of this.

As you all know, Mo sadly left us recently to travel to Nigeria. We are grateful to Dave Bull who is temporarily doing some of Mo’s work. We will be advertising soon for a Children and Families Support Worker who will hopefully start in January. It will be difficult to replace our Mo but we do need someone well skilled and experienced who can work well with children and families.

Good news:

There has been a lot of building work going on in the vicinity of the school for some years now. I applied to the council earlier this year for Section 106 funding which organisations that are responsible for individual projects have to pay- a compensation for all the dust, noise and inconvenience. I know from building our new school that the council has this money so I asked for:

£40,000 towards the Children’s Centre play garden on the rooftop terrace.

£ 112,000 towards resources and improvements to the school outside playgrounds as we ran out of funding when we moved into the new school.

I am really pleased to tell you that the council have agreed to pay for these improvements! We will look at options in January and involve the children, staff, PTA and governors. I am really grateful to Islington Council for their continued support of the school and the Children’s Centre.

I will also share with you what the governors have planned to spend the income we are receiving from COLPAI upstairs.

Please have a look at what’s on between now and the end of term, including the Christmas Fair next Friday.  As always I am sure it will be a very enjoyable month. I’ll write again before we break up at 2pm on Thursday 21h December.

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