Thank you for your comments regarding iPads

December 15th, 2016

I am delighted that so many parents have taken the time to respond to my blog. Your views are always important to us. As a result of this exercise, we will be requesting that iPads are not brought into school on Friday.

Bringing iPads into school for a treat – what are parents’ views?

December 14th, 2016

Today I had an interesting conversation with a parent who explained that some parents feel pressured into allowing their children to bring iPads into school for their termly ‘not missing Golden Time’ treat, even though they don’t wish them to do so.

Children are always asked what they would like for their treat and we have held various short sessions over the year, including very popular scooter sessions. Although the children enjoy these sessions and wish to bring electronic devices into school, I am interested to hear parents’ views.

How do you feel about children bringing devices into school for special occasions? Does the option to bring iPads into school cause arguments at home between you and your child? Do you have suggestions for our ‘not missing Golden Time’ end of term treat? Please feel free to comment on this blog to let me know your thoughts!

Well done, EYFS and Key Stage One children – you’re brilliant!

December 9th, 2016

Congratulations to our EYFS and Key Stage One children who amazed us with their talents this week when they performed their Christmas productions for their friends and families. They were very brave with superb speaking voices, singing and costumes. We were very proud of you, children. Well done!

 

Parents’ views are really important to us – please let me know what you think!

December 9th, 2016

For years, I have held morning and after school Parent Voice meetings where parents have been encouraged to come along to speak with me regarding aspects of our school, with their own agenda. These meetings have become less popular in recent months, with only one parent attending on some occasions. In addition to parents being able to speak to me via telephone or meeting, or approaching me and senior leaders outside school at the start of each day, I have considered other ways of open communication . As our website is accessed by more and more parents, I feel my blog page would be another great vehicle for you to make contact! Please be assured that your comments will not be live on the blog page straight away, as they need to be authorised by me before they become public. Please feel free to share what you love about Roseberry as well as what you think we could do to improve our school. You are important members of our school family and your views are always considered to be of great importance! Keeeeeep blogging!

A huge Act of Kindness

December 2nd, 2016

It’s a lovely feeling when children inspire others. Bethany arrived at school with a beautiful bob haircut this week, after donating her beautiful long hair to The Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for children that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment – an amazing act of kindness. This was in response to seeing what her friend Ruby experienced when she was very poorly. Bethany has already raised over £400 through her Just Giving page and the story of her friendship with Ruby and journey to donating her lovely hair may be seen through the following link: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/leukaemia-fight-brave-youngster-inspires-12238081
Marcie, Isabelle and Emma were so touched by this that they are running a ‘Design a Christmas decoration’ competition to raise even more money for this superb cause! How fabulous!