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Dear Parents,

I would like to wish you all a happy 2020 and hope you had a peaceful break. In the last week of term we were treated to a performance by our Flute players as the children came into assembly– it was a real treat!

It is at this time of year that we worry about snow and ice affecting our safety in school, and although we always try and avoid closing the school, there are occasions when this is necessary.  We will always text parents if school is closed but you can also find out which schools are closed on the snow closures website https://apps2.staffordshire.gov.uk/sln/schoolclosures/. On the topic of children being absent for holidays, there seems to be an assumption that children do not follow a full timetable in the last week of each term/ half term and therefore it doesn't matter if holidays are taken. Our last week of every term/half term is our task based assessment week where we assess pupils in all the skills learnt that term. This is a very important week! All holidays (unless exceptional circumstances) will incur a fine of £60 per parent per child (deadlines apply) . We will also request a penalty notice if we believe a holiday has been taken, but was reported as a sickness absence and there is no medical evidence.

Finally, if parents have not yet registered for our Reception or Nursery classes for September, could we ask that you do so as soon as possible

Miss Clarke

10th January 2020








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