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Harvest Donations

REMINDER - Harvest Food Donations

Please can we remind Parents and Carers we will be celebrating 'Harvest' in school tomorrow. 

Therefore, we would appreciate donations of any of the following items:

Tinned food (in date)

Dried pasta/rice/noodles

Pasta/curry sauces (in jars)

Sugar/Tea/Coffee (in complete unopened packages)

Biscuits/Cereal (in sealed boxes/packets)

Thank you in advance.

Parking Etiquette

For everyone’s safety, please can Parents and Carers be aware of the following when dropping off and picking your children up from school:

Please do not pick up from inside the school gates at 8.45am or 3pm.

Please do not restrict access to the residential properties. 

Please do not park outside the school entrance on the yellow lines at any time of the day.

Please do not park on the double yellow lines in the residential streets.

Please do not park on the pavement as this restricts access for parents with pushchairs and pedestrians.

Please do not park on the corners of the road on the approach into school.

We have received a number of complaints from our local residents about parking at the start and end of the school day. Please support the school by ensuring you are considerate and safe when parking at these times.

Reminder: World Mental Health Day

Reminder: World Mental Health Day tomorrow

Please be reminded that pupils are welcome to wear any yellow items of clothing or accessories, instead of their school uniform, tomorrow.

REMINDER- Parent/Carer Update Forms

REMINDER - Parent / Carer Update Forms & Birth Certificates

Please could we remind all Parents and Carers to send into the school office any outstanding annual update contact forms.

Please could we also remind Parents that we require a copy of your child's birth certificate. This can either be sent into the office to be copied and sent home again or brought in person to be copied.

REMINDER- Parents Evening Tomorrow

Please be reminded that tomorrow Thursday 3rd October 2019

is Parents Evening -  ‘Meet Winchelsea’ from 5:00 -7:00pm

The evening is an opportunity to learn as much as possible about the school (Please be aware this will not be a formal meeting with the teacher).  However, should a need arise for you to want to have a more in-depth conversation with any of our staff we are happy to arrange a meeting at a different time.

The evening is a chance to meet the class teacher and team, see the classroom and school environment and look at your child’s books.  You will also be able to meet the different teams of staff working at the school who may not be directly related to your child or who are part of your child’s wider learning team.  This will include our specialist teachers, as well as the Speech and Language Team and Pupil Participation Team so that you may further understand the support they offer all of our pupils.

  • Our Satellite Class Teachers, Mr John Kunzi and Mrs Jenna Ray will also be available to see you in the hall all evening.

As part of Winchelsea School’s commitment to working in partnership with parents and carers, we are offering the following workshops during the evening, these will be held in the school hall or social area.

5 – 5.20pm: English Curriculum

Mrs Jenna Ray - Head of English: Information about the new Reading at Home Initiate and Fine Motor Skills Curriculum that she is launching this year.

5.25 – 5.45pm: Maths Curriculum

Mr James Minton - Head of Maths: Demonstrating the Dynamo Maths programme that will be launched to use at home.

5.45 – 6pm: Information on the new RSE Curriculum

Mr Lee Riviello - Signposting the new changes in the curriculum to teach Relationships and Sex Education and the structure of this work at our school.

6 – 6.30pm: Annual Review Support

Mrs Karen Dredge/ Mrs Hilary Barker – Annual Reviewing Officers:  How to support you with the Annual Review Process.  The EHCP is central to all the support your child needs therefore keeping all sections of the document updated is of paramount importance.

This will also be in the morning of the 3rd October from 10.30  - 11am.

Chats available for Year 10 and 11 parents from 5 - 6pm.

Supporting Year 11 parents with the transition process: Mrs Hannah Parry: Assistant Headteacher/ Careers Lead. (repeated meeting of 27/09/19)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Mr Alex Dunnachie: PE Co-ordinator.

Fraser Portraits Postponed

Dear Parents & Carers,

Fraser Portraits Postponed

Due to circumstances over the next couple of days Fraser Portraits will NOT be in school tomorrow Tuesday 1st October. A new date will be confirmed at the end of this week. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Geoff Cherrill

OFSTED Inspection - 1st & 2nd October 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

OFSTED Inspection

Please be aware that the school will be inspected by OFSTED on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

You will be receiving further information in your child's book bag tonight.

Geoff Cherrill

Fraser Portraits 1st October 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

Fraser Portraits will be in school to take your child's photograph on Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Please can you ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform.

Many Thanks

Geoff Cherrill

Parent / Carer Parking

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please can we remind all Parents and Carers that dropping off and picking up inside the school gates at 8.45am or 3pm is not permitted.

Please safely park within the surrounding roads without restricting the access to the residential properties. 

Please can we also ask that you do not park outside the school on the yellow lines at any time of the day.

Geoff Cherrill

School Website Support

Dear Parent/Carer,

School Website Support

We are looking for a small group of Parents/Carers to help review our School website.

If this is something you would be interested in supporting, please contact the school office and further details will then be arranged with you.

Geoff Cherrill

Guernsey Road

Phone: 0120 274 6240
Fax: 0120 273 3024