Goodbye, Mrs Hall!

May 26th, 2017

Today we held a special assembly to say goodbye to Mrs Hall. Mrs Hall has decided to spend her time with baby Joshua and get ready for her new baby to be born. We sang for her, played recorders and ukuleles, and gave her cards and presents. We will miss Mrs Hall but look forward to seeing her again soon. She will always be a member of the Roseberry family. Good luck, Mrs Hall!

Our beautiful new seating shelter

May 18th, 2017

When the members of Ayton Lodge asked if we had a project they could support, I thought it would be a lovely idea to have a space on the playground where children could sit and chat, read books or just have some quiet time. I met with the School Council, who decided upon what our seating shelter should look like. We then shared our ideas with Mr Thompson, who built it for us. This week, it was installed next to the lower playground. I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks very welcoming indeed. You may even find me in there having a sneaky read from time to time!

Thank you, Ayton Lodge members!

Our staff love Zumba fun!

May 12th, 2017

This afternoon, we held our RAFT charity Zumbathon. Look who I found dancing…!

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Super achievements!

May 12th, 2017

I am always delighted to hear of children’s achievements. This week, Clara came to show me her dance certificates, trophies and medals. Her hard work is obviously paying off! On Thursday, Georgina was proud to share her most recent swimming award with me. She’s very much looking forward to her next lifesaving lesson and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Congratulations, girls – I’m so proud of you!

SCHOOL BUDGETS ARE AT BREAKING POINT

May 12th, 2017

SCHOOL BUDGETS ARE AT BREAKING POINT

Education funding is falling and schools will suffer:

  • fewer teaching and support staff
  • less support for children
  • larger class sizes

The NAHT, NUT, UNISON, GMB, UNITE and ATL are working together to secure more money for schools.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) is working alongside its members in campaigning for the government to take urgent action on school funding. The NAHT ‘Breaking Point’ report shows that schools are struggling to balance their books, and   according to the Department for Education’s own data the education system will be running a £3bn deficit by 2020.

Despite what the government says, school budgets are not protected. The NAHT is at the forefront of efforts to expose this and make the case for a reversal of the real terms reductions that all schools are facing. Please see the flier sent home today (12th May 2017) for further details and information of how you may make your voice heard. Thank you for your support.